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Publication Citation: Performance Analysis of Next-Generation LADAR for Manufacturing, Construction, and Mobility

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Author(s): William C. Stone; Maris Juberts; Nicholas G. Dagalakis; Jack A. Stone Jr; Jason J. Gorman;
Title: Performance Analysis of Next-Generation LADAR for Manufacturing, Construction, and Mobility
Published: May 06, 2004
Abstract: 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 offthe- 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.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7117
Keywords: AM-CW;angular resolution;beam steering;Construction;digital mirror devices;field-of-view;LADAR/LIDAR Sensors;Mobility
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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