Neptec 3D Laser Scanner for Space Applications: Impact of Sensitivity Analysis on Mechanical Design

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Proceedings titleOptoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging (Opto Canada 2002)
ConferenceSPIE Proceedings, May 9-10, 2002., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
AbstractThe Neptec Design Group has developed the Laser Camera System (LCS), a new 3D laser scanner for space applications, based on an auto-synchronized principle from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The LCS was tested in August 2001 during mission STS-105 of the space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station. Significant design changes had to be made to the original NRC laboratory scanner to port it to the space environment. In order to guide decisions, a sensitivity analysis was performed early in the design process to identify and rank the different parameters affecting the accuracy at which the LCS can determine the position of discrete target points. This paper reports on the impact of the sensitivity analysis on the mechanical design of the LCS.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44921
NPARC number8914241
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