WIDE FIELD OF VIEW LASER BEACON SYSTEM FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL AIRCRAFT POSITION MEASUREMENT. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This paper presents a new wide field of view laser beacon system for measurement, in three dimensions, of aircraft to other remote objects. The system is developed for aircraft collision hazard warning independent of ground-based hardware, as well as for flight research, helicopter-assisted construction and rescue, and robotic manipulation applications. Accurate information describing the relative range, elevation, and aximuth of the aircraft are generated by the sweep of a low-power fan-shaped rotating laser beacon past an array of optical detectors.

author list (cited authors)

  • Sweet, L. M., Miles, R. B., Webb, S. G., & Wong, E. Y.

complete list of authors

  • Sweet, LM||Miles, RB||Webb, SG||Wong, EY

publication date

  • December 1981