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Developer
Valve Corporation
Type
Laser emitter
Release date

 Price
 
See also :

History


One laser per base station (1987)

A Positioning System for Mobile Robots Using Symmetrical Rotating Laser Beams by Tatsuyuki Ochi (Kajima Corporation) - 1987

A positioning system for mobile robots in construction applications ("Laser positioner") by Tatsuyuki Ochi (Kajima Corporation) - June 6-8,1988

A positioning system for mobile robots using symmetrical rotating laser beams by Tatsuyuki Ochi - 1989

(1990)

https://www.google.com/patents/US5100229

(1991)

Patent : https://www.google.com/patents/US5247487

(1993)

Patent : http://www.google.com/patents/US5467273

(1994)

A three-dimensional positioning system using laser beams and its application to the undulation measurement of a golf course green by Tatsuyuki Ochi, Yasuo Higuchi and Toshikazu Satta (Kajima Corporation) - 1994

1995 patent : http://www.google.com/patents/WO1995029380A1

Two lasers per base station (1995)

Optical system for accurate monitoring of the position and orientation of an object : https://www.google.com/patents/US5729475 (lapsed)

(1998)

Patent : https://www.google.com/patents/US5884239

Constellation 3Di (1999)

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http://www.google.com/patents/US6452668
https://www.google.com/patents/EP1166042B1
http://www.google.com/patents/US6535282
http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/archive/2002/october/i_tt.html
https://www.google.com/patents/DE60033794T2
http://www.luxdata.co.kr/bbs_form/download.html?code=ld_pds&name=Brochure_1166172705.pdf

Ascension Technology LaserBIRD (2000)

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https://www.siggraph.org/s2000/exhibition/detail/30.html
http://www.mindflux.com.au/products/ascension/laserbird.pdf
http://www.nexgenergo.com/ergonomics/ascension2.html
http://www.hitl.washington.edu/artoolkit/mail-archive/message-thread-00031-Re---ARforum--Polhemus-a.html

Ascension Technology LaserBIRD 2

http://www.est-kl.com/manufacturer/ascension/laserbird-2.html
http://www.ascension-tech.com/products/laserbird-2/

Nikon iGPS (2008)

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http://opus.bath.ac.uk/13655/1/iGPS_An_Initial_Assessment.pdf
http://digbib.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/volltexte/documents/941733
http://www.nikonmetrology.com/en_EU/Products/Applications-Grand-Volume/iGPS/iGPS/(key_features)
https://www.gik.kit.edu/downloads/iGPS_FIG2010_Depenthal.pdf
http://spie.org/newsroom/technical-articles-archive/1110-kelley-igps

Features


Hardware


See :

Possible components :
  • 2 x 120° IR line lasers :
    • 780nm 25mw 3.2VDC 120° infrared line laser module : $11
    • 120° Line Laser Diode - 5mW 650nm Red (visible, red) : $8.95
  • 2 x motors :
    • Nidec Brushless DC motor : Smart_17S (reference)
    • 1PCS For Nidec DC12V 6200rpm Motor Micro Brushless Motor PWM Speed Control Motor : $3.89
    • 1PCS 12V DC 4150rpm Outer Rotor Brushless Motor Inner Drive External Rotor : $4.69
    • DC 12V Brushless Motor CW/CCW PWM Speed Control Urgent Stop with Drive Circuit : $6.99
    • NIDEC 12VDC 3-Phase Brushless DC Motor for Robotics : $7.50
    • 1pcs Nidec DC12V Brushless Motor PWM Speed Control Urgent Stop Forward Reversion : $7.68
    • Internal Drive 6V-12V Inner rotor DC motor Brushless Motor (Reversible) : $9.69

Possible components for the Steam VR Controller :
  • photodiodes (OSRAM BPW 34 S-Z) :

Software


Development


Nidec’s FDB Motors to be Used in Laser Position Sensor for Groundbreaking VR (Virtual Reality) System - January 8, 2016
http://www.nidec.com/en-Global/product/news/2016/news0108-01/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/40877n/vive_lighthouse_explained/cytr3k0

DIY

https://trmm.net/Lighthouse

Media





In the media

http://www.roadtovr.com/valve-reveals-timeline-of-vive-prototypes-we-chart-it-for-you/7/
http://www.roadtovr.com/valve-reveals-timeline-of-vive-prototypes-we-chart-it-for-you/11/
http://www.roadtovr.com/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-steam-vrs-lighthouse-tracking-system/
http://gizmodo.com/this-is-how-valve-s-amazing-lighthouse-tracking-technol-1705356768
http://www.roadtovr.com/valves-lighthouse-room-scale-tracking-illustrated-irl/
http://doc-ok.org/?p=1478

Reviews

http://www.hizook.com/blog/2015/05/17/valves-lighthouse-tracking-system-may-be-big-news-robotics

Interviews


Relevant forum threads

https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2y8grw/valve_said_it_intends_on_sharing_lighthouse_tech/
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/307y9e/lighthouse_internals/
http://steamcommunity.com/app/358720/discussions/0/517142892058619133/
http://steamcommunity.com/app/358720/discussions/0/485623406939801111/#c485624040225566098
https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/40877n/vive_lighthouse_explained/
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/40ky6p/lighthouse_will_use_nidec_fdb_motors_currently/
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/42nefd/shen_ye_posts_the_evolution_of_the_vive_in/
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/4kz1ph/lighthouse_tracking_examined/

References


External links

[[|Official website]]