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1. WO2016204992 - TIME-OF-FLIGHT (TOF) SYSTEM CALIBRATION

Publication Number WO/2016/204992
Publication Date 22.12.2016
International Application No. PCT/US2016/035953
International Filing Date 06.06.2016
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 19.10.2016
IPC
G01S 7/497 2006.01
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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
497Means for monitoring or calibrating
G01S 7/483 2006.01
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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
483Details of pulse systems
G01S 17/89 2006.01
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
88Lidar systems, specially adapted for specific applications
89for mapping or imaging
G01S 17/10 2006.01
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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
CPC
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 17/89
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
88Lidar systems specially adapted for specific applications
89for mapping or imaging
G01S 7/483
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
483Details of pulse systems
G01S 7/4865
GPHYSICS
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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
483Details of pulse systems
486Receivers
4865Time delay measurement, e.g. time-of-flight measurement, time of arrival measurement or determining the exact position of a peak
G01S 7/497
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
497Means for monitoring or calibrating
Applicants
  • MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • WYLAND, David
Agents
  • MINHAS, Sandip
  • HOLTBY, Christopher
Priority Data
14/740,04915.06.2015US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) TIME-OF-FLIGHT (TOF) SYSTEM CALIBRATION
(FR) ÉTALONNAGE DE SYSTÈME DE TEMPS DE VOL (TOF)
Abstract
(EN)
In accordance with certain embodiments of the present technology, edges of light drive pulses, which are produced by a light source driver and are used to drive a light source, are aligned with edges of light reference pulses that have a predetermined fixed delay relative to light timing pulses. This way, light pulses are emitted by the light source at precisely known times, so that accurate time-of-flight (TOF) measurements can be made. Additionally, edges of shutter drive pulses, which are produced by a shutter driver and are used to drive a gated light detector, are aligned with edges of shutter reference pulses that have a predetermined fixed delay relative to shutter timing pulses. This way, the gated light detector is shuttered on at precisely known times, so that accurate TOF measurements can be made.
(FR)
Conformément à certains modes de réalisation de la présente technologie, les bords d'impulsions d'attaque de lumière qui sont produites par un pilote de source de lumière et sont utilisées pour attaquer une source de lumière, sont alignés sur les bords d'impulsions de référence de lumière qui ont un retard fixe prédéfini par rapport aux impulsions de synchronisation de lumière. De cette manière, des impulsions de lumière sont émises par la source de lumière à des temps connus avec précision, de sorte que des mesures précises de temps de vol (TOF) puissent être faites. En outre, des bords d'impulsions d'attaque d'obturateur qui sont produites par un pilote d'obturateur et sont utilisées pour attaquer un détecteur de lumière à déclenchement périodique, sont alignés sur les bords d'impulsions de référence d'obturateur qui ont un retard fixe prédéfini par rapport à des impulsions de synchronisation d'obturateur. De cette façon, le détecteur de lumière à déclenchement périodique est obturé à des temps connus avec précision, de sorte que des mesures TOF précises puissent être réalisées.
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