Eye-safe laser line striper for outside use

C. Mertz, J. Kozar, J.R. Miller, C. Thorpe
Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, 2002. IEEE  
Collision warning or autonomous driving in cluttered environments like urban areas require short-range high-resolution sensors. Range finders using laser triangulation fulfils these requirements but they face the additional challenge of operating in bright sunlight while remaining eye-safe. The laser line striper introduced in this paper achieves all these requirements without the need of expensive components. The sensor can be built with a variety of field-of-views.
doi:10.1109/ivs.2002.1188001 fatcat:6dfme7pov5ae7p2ugv4eftt5ku