We are looking at building a product where a target object will be placed within a 150 degree arc of a base object. We would like to be able to determine the distance and angle of the target object from the base object.
The maximum distance of the target to the base would be 100 metres.
The laser would need to be able to determine the specific object that is the target (could have retro reflective material) and not other objects or humans in its range.
I'm thinking that an integrated azimuth compass could work out directionality, so perhaps just need the laser to locate the object and measure distance.
We could make the target any material in order to help differentiate it from other objects within the scanner range.
Does anyone have any ideas on how this might be possible or any other approaches?