DE102006024534A1 - Laser scanner has rotary head in which mirror is mounted, in section of housing which has triangular cross-section at right angles to its axis - Google Patents

Laser scanner has rotary head in which mirror is mounted, in section of housing which has triangular cross-section at right angles to its axis

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DE102006024534A1
DE102006024534A1 DE200610024534 DE102006024534A DE102006024534A1 DE 102006024534 A1 DE102006024534 A1 DE 102006024534A1 DE 200610024534 DE200610024534 DE 200610024534 DE 102006024534 A DE102006024534 A DE 102006024534A DE 102006024534 A1 DE102006024534 A1 DE 102006024534A1
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scanner according
mirror
housing
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Christoph Dr. Fröhlich
Andreas Hildebrand
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Zoller and Froehlich GmbH
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01SRADIO 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
    • G01S7/00Details of systems according to groups G01S13/00, G01S15/00, G01S17/00
    • G01S7/48Details of systems according to groups G01S13/00, G01S15/00, G01S17/00 of systems according to group G01S17/00
    • G01S7/481Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
    • G01S7/4814Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements of transmitters alone
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01SRADIO 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
    • G01S7/00Details of systems according to groups G01S13/00, G01S15/00, G01S17/00
    • G01S7/48Details of systems according to groups G01S13/00, G01S15/00, G01S17/00 of systems according to group G01S17/00
    • G01S7/481Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
    • G01S7/4817Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements relating to scanning
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01SRADIO 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
    • G01S17/00Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
    • G01S17/02Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
    • G01S17/06Systems determining position data of a target
    • G01S17/42Simultaneous measurement of distance and other co-ordinates
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B26/00Optical devices or arrangements using movable or deformable optical elements for controlling the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light, e.g. switching, gating, modulating
    • G02B26/08Optical devices or arrangements using movable or deformable optical elements for controlling the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light, e.g. switching, gating, modulating for controlling the direction of light
    • G02B26/10Scanning systems
    • G02B26/101Scanning systems with both horizontal and vertical deflecting means, e.g. raster or XY scanners

Abstract

Disclosed are a laser scanner and a suitable rotary head, wherein a housing portion of the rotary head in a diagonal section to the axis of rotation about a polygon, preferably a triangle, forms.

Description

  • The The invention relates to a laser scanner according to the preamble of the claim 1.
  • Such a laser scanner is for example from the DE 202 08 077 U1 is known and used for example for the 3D measurement of objects. In such a scanner, the laser measuring beam emitted by an optical transmitter is deflected by a mechanical beam deflection system such that a comprehensive, three-dimensional spatial environmental measurement is made possible. The digitized measurement data are stored on a computer system and are available there for further processing and visualization of the measured object.
  • The 3D measurement is done by guiding the modulated laser light over the environment to be measured, being for different spatial directions both the distance and also the reflectivity value can be measured selectively. From the arrangement of all presumptuous Spatial directions result in distance and reflectivity images. The distance images reproduce the geometry of the environment and the reflectivity images their visual image, analogous to the grayscale images of a video camera. Both images correspond pixel by pixel and are due to the independent, active illumination with laser light largely independent of environmental influences.
  • In the case of the aforementioned DE 202 08 077 U1 known scanner, the Strahlablenksystem has formed a deflection mirror which is mounted in a rotary head. This is rotationally rotatable about a first axis, preferably a horizontal axis rotatably mounted in a measuring head, which in turn is at least 180 ° pivotable about an axis which is perpendicular to the axis of rotation, for example in the vertical direction. In the known solution, the rotary head is formed by a cylindrical housing which is mounted between two support legs of the measuring head, wherein in one of these legs of the drive of the rotary head and in the other leg, a further semi-transparent mirror, the transmitter and the receiver are arranged for measuring data ,
  • In the rotating turret is an exit or entrance window - below called for simplicity sake exit window - formed, preferably covered by an anti-reflective disc. To the training of this Exit window must be on the approximately cylindrical shell of the Turret either a flat or approximately in the radial direction to the peripheral surface extending shaft can be formed. Since the turret with very high rotational speed (for example, 3000 / Umin) rotates a careful Balancing of the turret required as in an imbalance by the vibrations introduced into the measuring system result in considerable measuring inaccuracies arise.
  • In contrast, lies The invention is based on the object, a laser scanner and a suitable for it Turret to create, where the accuracy of measurement with low Device complexity is improved.
  • These Task is by a laser scanner with the features of the claim 1 and a turret with the features of claim 15 solved.
  • According to the invention outer periphery the turret in cross-section approximately in the form of a polygon, so that the exit window can be easily arranged in one of the side surfaces can, without any additional Flats or shafts must be provided. Such a polygon leaves balancing a lot easier and also has the great advantage that it has a lower mass than a cylindrical housing, so that the turret accelerated much faster to its target speed or a smaller drive is sufficient to accelerate.
  • at a particularly preferred and easy to produce embodiment the turret is approximately in cross section formed as a triangle. This Triangle is preferably with two longer side surfaces and a shorter one footprint formed, then arranged the exit window in the shorter base area becomes.
  • at a preferred embodiment the corner areas of the housing section rounded, the rounding radius, for example, by a is formed concentrically with the axis of rotation extending enveloping circle.
  • at A preferred variant of the invention is in the housing section of the rotary head, a beam guiding channel formed toward the exit window. The production is special easy, if this beam guide shaft approximately hollow cylindrical, i. with a round cross section from a mirror receiving space to the exit window runs. This axis runs in a preferred variant of the invention obliquely to the exit window, so that it is offset laterally to avoid shadowing. to Avoid unwanted Reflections, the mirror can be arranged obliquely to the exit window, being this skew may correspond to that of the shaft.
  • at a simple solution the exit window is substantially round.
  • The support The turning head in the measuring head is particularly easy when the end faces of the turret formed frontally by two rotationally symmetrical rotary flanges are.
  • The Balancing the turret is particularly easy if at the housing at predetermined Make balancing holes are provided in the balancing weights can be used for coarse and fine balancing or screwed.
  • at a concrete embodiment has a measuring head of the laser scanner two housing legs, between which the aforementioned knob is mounted. By the Triangular or polygonal shape of the turret acts like a kind of this Promotional organ, about the Air circulated becomes. This air flow is used for cooling of the housing exploited, in the pointing to the turret housing sections cooling fins be formed.
  • other advantageous developments of the invention are the subject of further Dependent claims.
  • One preferred embodiment The invention is described below with reference to schematic drawings explained in more detail. It demonstrate:
  • 1 a top view of a rotary head according to the invention,
  • 2 a section along the line AA in 1 .
  • 3 a section along the line BB in 1 ;
  • 4 a side view of a laser scanner with the turret according to 1 and
  • 5 a section along the line AA in 4 ,
  • 1 shows a plan view of a turret 1 a 3D laser scanner, such as in the DE 202 08 077 U1 and explained at www.zf-laser.com. In order to avoid unnecessary repetition, reference should be made to the aforementioned publications with regard to the construction of such scanners, which belong to the disclosure of the present application. The invention is not limited to 3D scanners, but can also be used for punctual or profiling 2D systems.
  • As described above, the laser beam is deflected two-dimensionally in the imaging (3D) measuring systems, namely vertically through a rotary head 1 mounted deflecting mirror and horizontally by the rotation or pivoting movement of the entire measuring head. In the illustrated embodiment, the turret has a housing 2 , in whose in 1 left lying end face a stub shaft 4 is arranged over which the turret 1 is mounted on a rolling bearing in the measuring head and on the end portion of a gear of a belt drive or the like is placed.
  • At the right end of the case 2 a rolling bearing is arranged, of which in the illustration according to 1 only the outer ring can be seen, which is inserted into a bearing recess of the measuring head. By the rolling bearing 6 The measuring beams can pass into the turret 1 enter or reflect from the mirror to the receiver out. The housing housing the mirror 2 as shown in 1 a middle housing section 8th , the front of two rotary flanges 10 . 12 is limited. This case 2 For example, it may be made of a comparatively lightweight material such as AlMg3 as a casting and / or machined.
  • According to the sectional view in 2 is the housing section 8th formed in cross-section approximately triangular and has two longer side surfaces 14 . 16 and a shorter base area 18 on. The two side surfaces 14 . 16 run axisymmetric to the vertical axis 20 in 2 while the base area 18 parallel to the horizontal axis 22 is arranged. The corner areas 24 . 26 . 28 of the housing section 8th are rounded, wherein the rounding diameter the diameter D of the two rotating flanges 10 . 12 corresponds - ie the corner areas 24 . 26 . 28 run frontally flush in the outer peripheral surfaces of the rotating flanges 10 . 12 one.
  • In the housing section 8th is a beam guide shaft 30 formed, on the one hand in the base area 18 opens and there an exit window 32 forms, in which, for example, an anti-reflective disc is used. The axis 34 the beam guide shaft is oblique to the vertical axis 20 employed, wherein the angle of attack can be in the range between 5 ° and 20 °, preferably at about 10 °. The exit window 32 lies however in the base area 18 perpendicular to the vertical axis 20 runs, leaving the exit window 32 to the axis 34 also obliquely employed. The approximately elliptically shaped deflection mirror (not shown in FIG 2 ) is in a mirror storage room 36 attached. The mirror is arranged so that it diagonally to the exit window 32 is employed - this inclination preferably corresponds to the angle of attack of the axis 34 to the base area 18 , This employment can be unwanted reflections from the mirror to the exit window 32 deflected Reduce the measuring beam and thus corresponding interference signals to a minimum, so that the measurement accuracy is further improved. As is clear from the illustrations according to 1 and 2 results, is the exit window 32 by the inclination of the beam guide shaft 30 by the dimension V with respect to the axis of rotation in representation according to 1 and with respect to the vertical axis 20 in the illustration according to 2 laterally offset and thus eccentric in the base area 18 arranged. By this offset V of the exit window 32 you can avoid shadowing on the mirror.
  • The in the 1 and 2 not shown mirrored disc can, for example, via mounting holes 38 be mounted in the in 1 overhead base area 18 lead. To center the disc is the beam guide shaft 30 in its exit window side estuary to a step-like expanded recording 38 enlarged in the radial direction.
  • The angles between the side surfaces 14 . 16 and the base area 18 and the dimensions of these side surfaces are chosen so that the imbalance of the turret 1 is minimal, so that the balancing can be done very easily.
  • In the solution according to the invention, the balancing is done by screwing balancing weights in the housing 2 the turret provided balancing holes. In the illustrated embodiment are according to 2 in each corner of the triangular housing each have a rough balance hole 42 . 44 . 46 provided that penetrate the housing axially parallel and in each of which one or more balance weights can be used. In the illustrated embodiment, the coarse balance holes 42 . 44 . 46 designed as threaded holes, so that accordingly the balance weights can be screwed. These are then made in the form of grub screws from a comparatively heavy material and can be positioned in the axial direction so that the housing is roughly balanced and already a relatively good concentricity is guaranteed. The fine balancing is done by a variety of Feinwuchtbohrungen 48 . 50 acting as radial bores in the external rotary flanges 10 . 12 are formed and open at the peripheral surfaces. As in particular the in 3 shown section along the line BB in 1 shows are these fine balance holes 48 . 50 in the radial direction over the entire circumference of the rotary flange 10 respectively. 12 distributed, the division is chosen so that the three coarse balance holes 42 . 44 . 46 the housing 2 and the end-face rotary flanges 10 . 12 in the area between two adjacent fine balance holes 48 respectively. 50 push through. These are also designed as threaded holes, so that a high-precision balancing can be done by screwing in Feinauswuchtgewichten. These are secured by suitable securing pastes in their relative position to prevent loosening.
  • In practical operation, it turned out that the rotary head acts at the existing high rotational speeds as a conveying member, is scavenged over the air. The resulting turbulent flow is used to cool the laser scanner. Such a solution is in 4 shown. Accordingly, the above-described rotary head 1 between two housing legs 52 . 54 a Meßkopfgehäuses 56 stored, which - as described above - around its vertical axis (see arrow in 4 ) is rotatable or pivotable. The turret 1 revolves around the in 4 drawn rotation axis 58 so that, apart from a lower cover area, the surrounding space can be completely scanned. In the measuring head housing 56 are the drive of the turret 1 , the transmitter, the receiver and the transmitter.
  • According to the section along the line AA in 4 are at the to the turret 1 facing inner surfaces 60 . 62 a variety of cooling fins 64 formed over which an enlarged heat exchange surface is formed, that of the turret 1 generated turbulent air flow is flowed around and thus an excellent cooling of the measuring head 56 guaranteed.
  • Much of the measuring electronics is in the between the two housing legs 52 . 54 arranged, limited by roof-shaped surfaces intermediate housing 65 taken up, whereby by the Schräganstellung of the roof surfaces 68 . 66 the shading of the measuring range is reduced towards the bottom. In the illustrated embodiment, the cooling fins run 64 parallel to each other in the vertical direction (view after 5 ). Of course, other cooling rib geometries can be used. Corresponding cooling fins can also on the roof surfaces 66 . 68 be provided to provide optimum cooling of the Meßkopfgehäuses 56 to effect.
  • Disclosed are a laser scanner and a suitable rotary head, wherein a housing section of the rotary head in a diagonal section to the axis of rotation about a polygon preferably forms a triangle.
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    turret
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    casing
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    stub shaft
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    roller bearing
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    housing section
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    rotary flange
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    rotary flange
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    side surface
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    side surface
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    footprint
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    vertical axis
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    Horizontal axis
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    corner
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    Beam guide shaft
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    exit window
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    axis
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    Mirror housing space
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    mounting hole
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    Rotary Axis
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    Grobauswuchtbohrung
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    Grobauswuchtbohrung
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    Grobauswuchtbohrung
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    Fine balancing hole
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    housing leg
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    palm
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    cooling fin
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    roof

Claims (15)

  1. Laser scanner with a rotary head driven by a rotary drive ( 1 in which a mirror is arranged, via which a measuring beam emitted by a transmitter can be deflected onto a measuring object and / or beams reflected by it in the direction of a receiver, characterized in that the mirror is arranged in a housing section (FIG . 8th ) of the rotary head ( 1 ), whose outer surfaces ( 14 . 16 . 18 ) in a diagonal section transverse to the axis of rotation ( 40 ) form a polygon about.
  2. The laser scanner of claim 1, wherein the polygon is about a triangle is.
  3. Laser scanner according to claim 2, wherein the triangle has two equally long side surfaces ( 14 . 16 ) and a shorter base area ( 18 ) having.
  4. Laser scanner according to claim 3, wherein an exit window ( 32 ) in the base area ( 18 ) of the polygon.
  5. Laser scanner according to one of claims 2 to 4, wherein corner regions ( 24 . 26 . 28 ) of the polygon are rounded.
  6. Laser scanner according to claim 5, wherein the radius of curvature is defined by a concentric with the axis of rotation ( 40 ) running enveloping circle is formed.
  7. Laser scanner according to one of the preceding claims, wherein in the housing section ( 8th ) a beam guide shaft ( 30 ) to an exit window ( 32 ) is formed out.
  8. Laser scanner according to claim 7, wherein the beam guide shaft ( 30 ) approximately hollow cylindrical from a mirror receiving space ( 36 ) to the exit window ( 32 ) runs.
  9. Laser scanner according to claim 7 or 8, wherein the exit window ( 32 ) is arranged offset to the mirror.
  10. Laser scanner according to one of the preceding claims, wherein an exit window ( 32 ) is turned obliquely to the mirror.
  11. Laser scanner according to one of the preceding claims, wherein the exit window ( 32 ) is round.
  12. Laser scanner according to one of the preceding claims, wherein the housing section ( 8th ) between two frontally arranged rotationally symmetrical rotary flanges ( 10 ) is trained.
  13. Laser scanner according to one of claims 1 to 12, with balancing bores ( 42 . 44 . 46 ; 48 . 50 ) for inserting balance weights.
  14. Laser scanner according to one of the preceding claims, in which the rotary knob ( 1 ) between two housing legs ( 52 . 54 ), wherein to the knob ( 1 ) facing housing surface cooling fins ( 64 ) are formed.
  15. Turret for a laser scanner with a mirror housing receiving portion ( 8th ), characterized in that outer surfaces of the housing section ( 8th ) in a diagonal section transverse to a rotation axis ( 40 ) Form a polygon, preferably about a triangle.
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