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Construction Metrology Beyond Earth: A White Paper



D T. Latimer


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.
Proceedings Title
in Proceedings of the Space Studies Institute: The High Frontier Conference IV
Conference Dates
May 6-9, 1999
Conference Title
Space Studies Institute Conference on Space Manufacturing


automation, construction, metrology, space, standardization


Latimer, D. (1999), Construction Metrology Beyond Earth: A White Paper, in Proceedings of the Space Studies Institute: The High Frontier Conference IV, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created May 6, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017