Retro reflective markers can remarkably aid photogrammetry tasks in challenging visual environments. They have been demonstrated to be key enablers of pose estimation for remote handling in ITER. However, the strict requirements of the ITER environment have previously markedly constrained the design of such elements and limited their performance. In this work, we identify several retro reflector designs based on the cat's eye principle that are applicable to the ITER usecase and propose a methodology for optimizing their performance. We circumvent some of the environmental constraints by changing the curvature radius and distance to the reflective surface. We model, manufacture and test a marker that fulfils all the application requirements while achieving a performance increase of at least 50% over the previous solution in the targeted working range.
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!!ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering