mechanical scanner

mechanical scanner

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′skan·ər]
(computer science)
In optical character recognition, a device that projects an input character into a rotating disk, on the periphery of which is a series of small, uniformly spaced apertures; as the disk rotates, a photocell collects the light passing through the apertures.
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NEXIO also developed a 3-D near-field scanner, the BATSCANNER, which is a reasonably large three-axis mechanical scanner that positions a single probe relative to the DUT.
examiner.co.uk examiner.co.uk "Mechanical scanner data is used on main roads to identify any problems.
The result was a user workstation that was a combination of a large table digitizer, or mechanical scanner, and a plotter, a wide-format printer.
A mechanical scanner is incorporated to direct the laser to multiple measurement points from a single instrument scanner location.
The company's RS-Lidar-M1 system moves away from large-scale mechanical scanners, instead implementing MEMS reflectors in solid state lidar.

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