Performance Analysis of Next-Generation LADAR for Manufacturing, Construction, and Mobility.
Performance Analysis of Next-Generation LADAR for
Manufacturing, Construction, and Mobility.
Stone, W. C.; Juberts, M.; Dagalakis, N.; Stone, J.;
NISTIR 7117; 198 p. May 2004.
construction; manufacturing; mobility; angular
resolution; beam steering; digital mirror devices;
field-of-view; focal plkane array; laser radar;
phase-based time-of-flight; pulse time-of-flight; range
accuracy; range resoltuion; scanning
The NIST Construction Metrology and Automation Group
(CMAG), in cooperation with the NIST Intelligent Systems
Division (ISD), is developing performance metrics and
researching issues related to the design and development
of a Next-Generation LADAR (laser radar) sensor that
will enable general automation in structured and
unstructured environments. This report reviews the basic
physics and implementation of various LADAR
technologies, describes the problems associated with
available "off-the-shelf" LADAR systems, summarizes
world-wide state-of-the-art research, and elaborates on
general trends in advanced LADAR sensor research and
their likely impact on manufacturing, autonomous vehicle
mobility and on construction automation.