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Publication Citation: Construction Metrology Beyond Earth: A White Paper

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Author(s): D T. Latimer;
Title: Construction Metrology Beyond Earth: A White Paper
Published: May 06, 1999
Abstract: Construction metrology standardization research currently focuses on terrestial applications. For space based applications, there is the potential for great monetary and effort savings through the creation of open industry standards. Current technology for construction automation in space requires either one vendor to provide an entire solution, or an organization, such as NASA, to coordinate the efforts of vendors in tightly integrated and non-competitive projects. A standard for space based construction metrology could provide a means to promote competition in this potentially lucrative market. However, basic assumptions in metrology, automated or manual, need to be reevaluated in this new space environment.
Conference: Space Studies Institute Conference on Space Manufacturing
Proceedings: in Proceedings of the Space Studies Institute: The High Frontier Conference IV
Dates: May 6-9, 1999
Keywords: automation,construction,metrology,space,standardization
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
PDF version: PDF Document Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (28KB)