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A Study on Measuring Vehicle Length Using Laser Rangefinder
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A Study on Measuring Vehicle Length Using Laser Rangefinder
Ryu, In-Hwan; Kwon, Jang-Woo; Lee, Sang-Min;
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Determination of type of a vehicle is being used in various areas such as collecting tolls, collecting statistical traffic data and traffic prognosis. Because most of the vehicle type classification systems depend on vehicle length indirectly or directly, highly reliable automatic vehicle length measurement system is crucial for them. This study makes use of a pencil beam laser rangemeter and devises a mechanical device which rotates the laser rangemeter. The implemented system measures the range between a point and the laser rangemeter then indicates it as a spherical coordinate. We obtain several silhouettes of cross section of the vehicle, the rate of change of the silhouettes, signs of the rates then squares the rates to apply cell averaging constant false alarm rate (CA-CFAR) technique to find out where the border is between the vehicle and the background. Using the border and trigonometry, we calculated the length of the vehicle and confirmed that the calculated vehicle length is about 94% of actual length.
Traffic Statistics;Vehicle Classification;Vehicle Length;Object DImension Measurement;Constant False Alarm Rate;
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