Development of low cost range sensing instrumentation for collision avoidance applications

Stone, Nicholas and Billingsley, John (2000) Development of low cost range sensing instrumentation for collision avoidance applications. In: Mechatronics and machine vision. Robotics and Mechatronics Series (3). Research Studies Press, Baldock, Hertfordshire, England, pp. 127-133. ISBN 0 86380 261 3

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[Abstract]: Vehicle collision avoidance and warning systems presently exist, however are generally extremely expensive and limited to luxury vehicles. This paper describes the design of a very low cost vehicle range sensor intended for the detection of tailgating vehicles and imminent collisions. The produced system is completed and has been pursued to a stage ready for manufacture. It is compact, low cost (less than twenty US dollars), and capable of measuring ranges between 5cm and 70m. Because of the very low cost and configuration flexibility of this device it has widespread applications not just in vehicle collision avoidance but potentially in mobile robotics and mechatronic systems.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice. Published version deposited with permission of the Editor. 2 print copies held in USQ Library at call no. 621 Mec.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2009 05:15
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 06:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: tailgating, headway, range, distance, sensing, mechatronics
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091007 Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics)

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