NIST logo

Publication Citation: Laser Trackers: Testing and Standards

NIST Authors in Bold

Author(s): Steven D. Phillips;
Title: Laser Trackers: Testing and Standards
Published: January 01, 2007
Abstract: Laser trackers are now the tool of choice for large scale coordinate metrology.  They are transportable allowing reconfigurable production facilities at a lower capital cost than large CMMs.  Trackers now include absolute distance measuring (ADM) capability in addition to traditional (HeNe) interferometry as the ranging sensor and some systems can use the passive reflectance of the workpiece instead of cooperative targets.  Recently, a new standard, ASME B89.4.19 Performance Evaluation of Laser Based Spherical Coordinate Measurement Systems, has standardized performance specifications and testing procedures.  This talk will discuss the ASME standard and include several test results illustrating laser tracker capabilities.
Conference: Manufacturing & Measurement Conference & Workshop
Proceedings: Proceedings of Manufacturing & Measurement Conference & Workshop
Location: Clearwater Beach, FL
Dates: April 23-26, 2007
Research Areas: Metrology, Manufacturing