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Wide-Angle Laser Signal Sensor Having a 360 Degree Field of View in a a Horizontal Plane and a Positive 90 Degree Field of View in a Vertical Plante

Abstract: 

A laser sensor comprising a sensor head to receive laser light. The sensor head may have a globe-shaped optical member, the globe-shaped optical member may be optically coupled to an optical-to-electrical converter, the optical-to-electrical converter may be configured to convert laser light from the sensor head to an electronic output signal, and the sensor head may be configured to provide a 360 degree field of view in a horizontal plane and a positive (+) 90 degree field of view in a vertical plane above the horizontal plane.

Patent Number: 
8,466,406
Date Of Issue: 
06/18/2013
Inventors: 

Paul B. Hvass; Michael J. McFadden