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
Pub Type: Conferences
automation, construction, metrology, space, standardization