Development and Testing of High Resolution Target Monitor

The proposed High-resolution Target Movement Monitor uses triangulation theory but in a unique way. Unlike the commercially available triangulation systems which use sensing diodes to perceive reflected laser signatures and are limited to very short distances, the proposed system uses lasers and image analyzing software to detect distance change between camera and the monitored surface. This proposed image analyzing technique removes the need to use the linear photodiodes that only measure laser spot light intensity and are limited in their receptiveness. Target measurements made through air (gaseous) and other transparent media may be analyzed. The main advantage of this system over the commercially available systems is its accuracy and low cost which makes this system attractive for monitoring mining and civil engineering structures. The accuracy and range of this system depend upon the resolution and the focal length of the camera that is used. The HRTMM system underwent some preliminary lab testing which showed very promising results. The investigators seek funds to evaluate this system at underground tunnels to asses the impact of elements such as dust, vibration and lighting on the performance of HRTMM.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $11150.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Missouri, Rolla

    Research Board
    Rolla, MO  United States 

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies

    Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Rolla, MO  United States  65409
  • Principal Investigators:

    Apel, Derek

  • Start Date: 20060601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 14314

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460292
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS98-G-0021
  • Files: UTC, RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:22PM