Distance sensor 10cm-10m @50Hz

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Do you know any small size, light weight distance sensor with the following
    * Range : 10cm to 1000cm (10meter )
    * Rate    : 50 Hz (50 measurements/sec)
    * Accuracy : 1cm
    * Must operate on any surface (except transparent surfaces like glass)
    * Power requirement : Less than 5W
    * Weight : Lighter than 500grams
    * Vibrartion sensitivity : Must operate 0-500Hz

Re: Distance sensor 10cm-10m @50Hz
I would re-post this question on sci.electronics.design I bet you'll get
tons of responses there.

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Re: Distance sensor 10cm-10m @50Hz
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There are a couple of methods. First you could use an infra-red
emitter/receiver pair, but you probably won't get the accuracy you want and
the colour of the object will way too much of a difference. They are good
for a simple is less than or greater than distance x though.

The best method is probably to use an sonar type system. Take a look at
comp.robotics or comp.robotics.misc these guys tend to use the sonar modules
out of polaroid cameras to detect things in the way of their robots. Their
accuracy is pretty good. Do a google search for something like 'Polaroid
robot' and you'll get loads of hits.


Re: Distance sensor 10cm-10m @50Hz
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 19:29:51 -0000, "Richard Webb"

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   He already posted this there, and someone already pointed out that
sound won't travel his max distance round-trip fast enough for him to
get 50 measurements per second.
   I'd suggest several ultrasonic systems at different frequencies,
but that's probably going to go over-budget on one or more of his
other items.

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The sensor system must have some filtering of its own
to limit the maximum frequency component at the sampler
to half of the sample rate (25 Hz at 50 samples/s), or
you'll get interesting interference effects. I'm looking
at the combination of 50 samples/s and vibration range
of 0 to 500 Hz.


Tauno Voipio
tauno voipio (at) iki fi

Re: Distance sensor 10cm-10m @50Hz
On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 08:09:30 GMT, Tauno Voipio

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   Also not specified is the amplitude of the vibration, either in
spatial displacement or as acceleration in g's. Anything can operate
over that frequency range of vibration if the amplitude is low enough,
and if the amplitude is high enough, NOTHING will operate.

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