A MODEL NAVIGATOR BASED ON LASER

A method for the determination of the momentary position of a model in a test basin when the model is not on a carriage employs the use of a laser. The laser is the source of two light beams directed at light sensing servo measuring devices. A mathematical computation of the angle of the reflected light beams results in the positioning of the model on a cartesian grid system. The principles of the operation is discussed in detail and a possible application to dredger operations is given. Computation of position problems, accuracy, and range limitations are examined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article is an excerpt of a paper presented at the World Dredging Conference in October, 1968
  • Corporate Authors:

    World Trade Publications, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 20810
    Long Beach, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Loesberg, P P
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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  • Accession Number: 00019536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1972 12:00AM