Measurement of 3-D range-image of object diagnolly moving against semiconductor laser light beam

  • Published : 1995.10.01


Recently, we proposed a 3-D range-image measuring system for a slowly moving object by mechanically scanning a laser light beam emitted from a self mixing laser diode. In this paper, we introduced that every object moves along a straight line course, which is set diagonally against the semiconductor laser beam so that we can recognize each shape and size parameters of objects separately from the acquired 3-D range-image. We measured a square mesa on a square plane as an object. The measured velocity was 4.44mm/s and 4.63mm/s with an error of 0.56mm/s to 0.37mm/s. And thickness error of the mesa was 0.5mm to 0.6mm, which was obtained from the 3-D range-image of the standstill or moving object with thickness of 17.Omm.