I would also like to acknowledge the help of Shannon Carlson for his part in designing and building of the mechanical test jigs used in this project. These jigs included test beacons, a fiber glass enclosure for the camera modules, and the linear translation rails.
In the early stages of the project Oliver Ostojic from the University of
pplied Sciences in
Darmstadt, Germany worked with me. He helped write and maintain much of the C# and M TL B scripts for collecting data from the Point Grey Research camera.
This research was funded in part by a Technology Fellowship (TIF) from the Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST). Without this funding it would not have been
possible to complete this project and it was greatly appreciated.
Finally, I would like to thank my friends and family for their support and for proof-reading many drafts of my thesis.