04672562 is referenced by 38 patents and cites 10 patents.

An orthogonally related target point array is provided in fixed relationship to an object. A photo detector image plane obtains images of the target points projected through a lens located a fixed distance from the image plane. Simple algebraic manipulation of image plane position coordinates of the images corresponding to the target points provides for the establishment of a vector replica of the target point array. The vector replica, in turn, is sufficient data to provide spatial information about the object including position and orientation information with full six-degrees-of-freedom.

Title
Method and apparatus for determining location and orientation of objects
Application Number
6/680442
Publication Number
4672562
Application Date
December 11, 1984
Publication Date
June 9, 1987
Inventor
Jeffrey M Setterholm
Minnetonka
MN, US
John W Miller
St. Paul
MN, US
Werner H Egli
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Robert A Pajak
Assignee
Honeywell
MN, US
IPC
G01S 13/00
G01B 11/26
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