2019 Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Title

A Laser Tracking System Using Arduino UNO and Matlab

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Tracking (Engineering); Lasers in engineering;

Abstract

Laser tracking systems are used for detecting and tracking targets with specified characteristics like the shape and the color of an object. It can have many applications in various areas, such as laser in cutting tools with critical tolerance, multi-axis machining, milling operations. It also, can be used outside industrial area. For example, image processing application used in this program can be used to search for small blood stains in big areas by swapping the whole area in the day or night using infrared or UV lights. The laser tracking system in this project consists of Arduino and MATLAB. Images from the camera are analyzed using MATLAB image processing program, and the processing results are transmitted to the Arduino board. The Arduino board then controls the servo motors connected to the laser to position the laser to desired location. The results shows that the implemented method is still able to find and track objects with different color and shapes successfully.

Start Date

3-4-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

3-4-2019 2:00 AM

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Jin Zhu

Department

Department of Technology

File Format

application/pdf

Embargo Date

4-17-2019

Electronic copy is not available through UNI ScholarWorks.

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A Laser Tracking System Using Arduino UNO and Matlab

Laser tracking systems are used for detecting and tracking targets with specified characteristics like the shape and the color of an object. It can have many applications in various areas, such as laser in cutting tools with critical tolerance, multi-axis machining, milling operations. It also, can be used outside industrial area. For example, image processing application used in this program can be used to search for small blood stains in big areas by swapping the whole area in the day or night using infrared or UV lights. The laser tracking system in this project consists of Arduino and MATLAB. Images from the camera are analyzed using MATLAB image processing program, and the processing results are transmitted to the Arduino board. The Arduino board then controls the servo motors connected to the laser to position the laser to desired location. The results shows that the implemented method is still able to find and track objects with different color and shapes successfully.