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Sensors 2009, 9(7), 5477-5492; doi:10.3390/s90705477

Remote Sensor for Spatial Measurements by Using Optical Scanning

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Engineering Institute, Autonomous University of Baja California, Calle de la Normal S/N, col. Insurgentes, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
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Department of Circuits and Systems in the EUIT de Telecomunicación at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Campus Sur UPM, Ctra. Valencia km 7, Madrid 28031, Spain
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Universidad Politécnica de Baja California, Mexico
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Universidad de Las Americas, Puebla, Mexico
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Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas (IIMAS), Ciudad Universitaria, Univesidad Nacional Autónoma de México, D.F. CP 04510, Mexico
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Received: 21 May 2009 / Revised: 8 July 2009 / Accepted: 10 July 2009 / Published: 10 July 2009
(This article belongs to the Section Remote Sensors)
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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a low-cost contact-free measurement system for both 3-D data acquisition and fast surface parameter registration by digitized points. Despite the fact that during the last decade several approaches for both contact-free measurement techniques aimed at carrying out object surface recognition and 3-D object recognition have been proposed, they often still require complex and expensive equipment. Therefore, alternative low cost solutions are in great demand. Here, two low-cost solutions to the above-mentioned problem are presented. These are two examples of practical applications of the novel passive optical scanning system presented in this paper. View Full-Text
Keywords: passive scanning; health monitoring; robot navigation; laser passive scanning; health monitoring; robot navigation; laser
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Sergiyenko, O.; Hernandez, W.; Tyrsa, V.; Cruz, L.F.D.; Starostenko, O.; Peña-Cabrera, M. Remote Sensor for Spatial Measurements by Using Optical Scanning. Sensors 2009, 9, 5477-5492.

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