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Published: 10/20/2013
Authors: Balasubramanian Muralikrishnan, Massimiliano M. Ferrucci, Daniel S Sawyer, Grant Gerner, Vincent D Lee, Christopher J Blackburn, Steven David Phillips, Peter Petrov, Yuri Yakovlev, Andrey Astrelin, Spike Milligan, John Palmateer
Abstract: There are several sources of error in a laser scanner measurement. The optical and material properties of the target, the shape, form, surface texture, color, reflectivity, and orientation of the target in space, environmental effects, etc., all cont ...

12. Standard Reference Materials for Medical CT
Published: 6/27/2013
Authors: Zachary H Levine, Huaiyu H Chen-Mayer, Adam L Pintar, Daniel S Sawyer
Abstract: NIST Standard Reference Materials 2087 and 2088 for medical computed tomography (CT) have become available. The materials allow CT reconstructions to be tied to the International System of Units in length, density, and mass attenuation coefficient.

13. Assessing Ranging Errors as a Function of Azimuth in Laser Trackers and Tracers
Published: 4/18/2013
Authors: Balasubramanian Muralikrishnan, Vincent D Lee, Christopher J Blackburn, Daniel S Sawyer, Steven David Phillips, Wei Ren, Ben Hughes
Abstract: Tilt and radial error motion of a laser tracker head as it spins about the two axes results in small but measurable ranging and angle errors. The laser tracer, on the other hand, measures range with respect to the center of a high quality stationary ...

14. A Model for Geometry-Dependent Errors in Length Artifacts
Series: Journal of Research (NIST JRES)
Report Number: 117.013
Published: 9/27/2012
Authors: Daniel S Sawyer, Brian Parry, Christopher J Blackburn, Balasubramanian Muralikrishnan, Steven David Phillips
Abstract: We present a detailed model of dimensional changes in long length artifacts, such as step gauges and ball bars, due to bending under gravity. The comprehensive model is based on evaluation of the gauge points relative to the neutral bending surf ...

15. Measuring Scale Errors in a Laser Tracker s Horizontal Angle Encoder through Simple Length Measurement and Two-face System Tests
Published: 11/1/2010
Authors: Balasubramanian Muralikrishnan, Christopher J Blackburn, Daniel S Sawyer, Steven David Phillips, Robert Bridges, Quan Ma
Abstract: We describe a method to estimate the scale errors in the horizontal angle encoder of a laser tracker in this paper. The method does not require expensive instrumentation such as a rotary stage or even a calibrated artifact. An uncalibrated but stable ...

16. Choosing test positions for laser tracker evaluation and future Standards development
Published: 7/15/2010
Authors: Balasubramanian Muralikrishnan, Daniel S Sawyer, Christopher J Blackburn, Steven David Phillips, Craig M Shakarji, Ed Morse, Robert Bridges
Abstract: A working group within the ISO TC 213 committee is developing a draft document [11] for evaluating the performance of laser trackers. The ASME B89.4.19 Standard [1] and the draft VDI/VDE 2617 part 10 [2] describe some useful tests that are incorporat ...

17. Dimensional Metrology Issues of Army Body Armor Testing
Series: OTHER
Published: 2/18/2010
Authors: Kirk D Rice, Michael A Riley, Amanda Lattam Forster, Steven David Phillips, Craig M Shakarji, Daniel S Sawyer, Christopher J Blackburn, Bruce R. Borchardt, James J Filliben

18. ASME B89.4.19 Performance Evaluation Tests and Geometric Misalignments in Laser Trackers
Published: 1/30/2009
Authors: Balasubramanian Muralikrishnan, Daniel S Sawyer, Christopher J Blackburn, Steven David Phillips, Bruce R. Borchardt, William Tyler Estler
Abstract: Small and unintended offsets, tilts, and eccentricity of the mechanical and optical components in laser trackers introduce systematic errors in the measured spherical coordinates (angles and range readings), and possibly in the calculated lengths of ...

19. A Low Cost Fiducial Reference for Computed Tomography
Published: 11/11/2008
Authors: Zachary H Levine, Steven E Grantham, Daniel S Sawyer, Anthony P Reeves, David F Yankelevitz
Abstract: Rationale and Objectives. To detect the growth in lesions, it is necessary to ensure that the apparent changes in size are above the noise floor of the system. By introducing a fiducial reference, it may be possible to detect smaller changes in le ...

20. Calibration of a Computer Assisted Orthopedic Hip Surgery Phantom
Published: 11/4/2008
Authors: Daniel S Sawyer, Nicholas G Dagalakis, Craig M Shakarji, Yong Sik Kim
Abstract: Orthopedic surgeons have identified a need for calibration artifacts (phantoms) to establish the traceability (to the SI unit of length) of measurements performed with Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery (CAOS) systems. These phantoms must be light ...

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