The Uncertainty Assessment of Vehicle Speed Measurement Based on Laser Switch

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 246)


This paper presents a vehicle speed measurement method based on laser switch, due to the effects of laser switch emission frequency and mechanical structure, it exists large error for measured speed. To ensure the measuring system meet accuracy requirements, for example a fixed length of 10 m, the uncertainty of laser switch speedometer was effective analyzed. Through making the effects of laser switch frequency distance and mechanical error averaged, the influence from switch frequency, mechanical error and other aspects was evaluated. Selected laser switch of 10 kHz and debugged various parameters, experiment shows that speed measuring system can achieve accuracy ±0.2 km/h to ±0.3 km/h, which can meet the required accuracy to provide a vehicle speed basis for relevant departments.


Laser switch Speed measurement Uncertainty assessment 



This paper is supported by Tianjin Social Development Fund Project (09ZCGYSF00300) “Research of Speed Secure Real-time monitoring system for measuring traceable calibration standards”. And thanks Tianjin Key Laboratory for Control Theory and Application in Complicated Systems, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300191, and China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tianjin Key Laboratory for Control Theory & Applications in Complicated SystemsTianjin University of TechnologyTianjinChina

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