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1. US20110176146 - Device and method for measuring a surface

Office
United States of America
Application Number 13061783
Application Date 22.08.2009
Publication Number 20110176146
Publication Date 21.07.2011
Grant Number 08836955
Grant Date 16.09.2014
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G01B 11/24
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
24for measuring contours or curvatures
G01B 11/14
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
14for measuring distance or clearance between spaced objects or spaced apertures
G01B 11/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
G01S 7/481
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
7Details of systems according to groups G01S13/, G01S15/, G01S17/127
48of systems according to group G01S17/58
481Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
G01S 17/10
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
02Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
06Systems determining position data of a target
08for measuring distance only
10using transmission of interrupted, pulse-modulated waves
G01S 13/46
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
13Systems using the reflection or reradiation of radio waves, e.g. radar systems; Analogous systems using reflection or reradiation of waves whose nature or wavelength is irrelevant or unspecified
02Systems using reflection of radio waves, e.g. primary radar systems; Analogous systems
06Systems determining position data of a target
46Indirect determination of position data
CPC
G01B 11/002
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
002for measuring two or more coordinates
G01B 11/24
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
24for measuring contours or curvatures
G01S 7/4817
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
7Details of systems according to groups G01S13/00, G01S15/00, G01S17/00
48of systems according to group G01S17/00
481Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
4817relating to scanning
G01S 17/10
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
02Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
06Systems determining position data of a target
08for measuring distance only
10using transmission of interrupted, pulse-modulated waves
G01S 2013/466
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
13Systems using the reflection or reradiation of radio waves, e.g. radar systems; Analogous systems using reflection or reradiation of waves whose nature or wavelength is irrelevant or unspecified
02Systems using reflection of radio waves, e.g. primary radar systems; Analogous systems
06Systems determining position data of a target
46Indirect determination of position data
466by Trilateration, i.e. two antennas or two sensors determine separately the distance to a target, whereby with the knowledge of the baseline length, i.e. the distance between the antennas or sensors, the position data of the target is determined
Applicants Alvarez Diez Cristina
Hoeller Frank
Spruck Bernd
Tremont Marc
Inventors Alvarez Diez Cristina
Hoeller Frank
Spruck Bernd
Agents Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios LLP
Title
(EN) Device and method for measuring a surface
Abstract
(EN)

A device for measuring a surface (2) comprises a light source (3), a light directing device (4-6), a detector arrangement (10) and an evaluation circuit (15). The light source (3) generates a sequence of light pulses with a repetition rate. The light directing device (4-6) is controllable to direct the sequence of light pulses onto a surface area (25) of the surface (2). The surface area may be selected from plural surface areas (25, 27). The detector arrangement is configured to receive at least one light signal (21-24) scattered and/or reflected by the surface area (25). The evaluation circuit (15) is coupled to the detector arrangement (10) and is configured to determine a phase difference between a reference signal (19) derived from the sequence of light pulses and a signal component of the at least one light signal (21-24), in order to determine a position of the surface area (25). In doing so, the phase difference is determined for the signal component which has a frequency corresponding to a multiple of the repetition rate.