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Range determination for scannerless imaging

United States Patent

6,088,086
July 11, 2000
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A new method of operating a scannerless range imaging system (e.g., a scannerless laser radar) has been developed. This method is designed to compensate for nonlinear effects which appear in many real-world components. The system operates by determining the phase shift of the laser modulation, which is a physical quantity related physically to the path length between the laser source and the detector, for each pixel of an image.
Muguira; Maritza Rosa (Albuquerque, NM), Sackos; John Theodore (Albuquerque, NM), Bradley; Bart Davis (Albuquerque, NM), Nellums; Robert (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 526,621
September 11, 1995
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.