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An apparatus for precise real-time measurement or measurement and control of the position and orientation of a target (105) relative to the position of a base (102) is disclosed. The base (102) has a distance sensor (101) with angle encoders arranged to send a beam to the target (105) to measure distance, altitude, and azimuth and to output spatial position data of the target. The target (105) has a target orientation sensor (103) mounted on a pan and tilt mechanism (113, 115), and is arranged through the pan and tilt mechanism (113, 115) to reflect the beam back to the distance sensor (101). The target orientation sensor (103) outputs orientation data being a measurement of orientation of the target (105). The apparatus also has an inertial reference system (104) including motion sensors (125, 127, 129, 131, 133, 135) in or on the target (105) to measure linear and angular acceleration in the target (105). Data is combined in processor circuitry (100) to derive position and orientation of the target (105) with respect to time, which can be used as input in the control of the position and orientation of the target (105).

Title
System and method for precise real-time measurement of a target position and orientation relative to a base position, and control thereof
Application Number
PCT/AU2008/001275
Publication Number
2009/026642
Application Date
August 28, 2008
Publication Date
March 5, 2009
Inventor
Wood Michael Barrington
Pivac Mark Joseph
Agent
GOLJA HAINES 35 Wickham Street East Perth Western Australia 6004
Assignee
Wood Michael Barrington
Pivac Mark Joseph
Goldwing Nominees
IPC
G05D 03/12
B23Q 16/12
B23Q 15/22
B23Q 15/20
B25J 09/10
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