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EVALUATION OF A LASER SCANNER FOR LARGE VOLUME COORDINATE METROLOGY - A COMPARISON OF RESULTS BEFORE AND AFTER FACTORY CALIBRATION

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Massimiliano Ferrucci, Bala Muralikrishnan, Daniel S. Sawyer, Steven D. Phillips, Peter Petrov, Yuri Yakovlev, Andrey Astrelin, Spike Milligan, John Palmateer

Abstract

Large volume laser scanners are increasingly being used for a variety of dimensional metrology applications. Methods to evaluate the performance of these scanners are still under development and there are currently no documentary standards available. This paper describes the results of extensive ranging and volumetric performance tests conducted on a large volume laser scanner. The results demonstrated small but clear systematic errors that are explained in the context of a geometric error model for the instrument. The instrument was subsequently returned to the manufacturer for factory calibration. The ranging and volumetric tests were performed again and the results are compared against those obtained prior to the factory calibration.
Citation
Measurement Science & Technology

Keywords

Laser scanner, performance evaluation, factory calibration

Citation

Ferrucci, M. , Muralikrishnan, B. , Sawyer, D. , Phillips, S. , Petrov, P. , Yakovlev, Y. , Astrelin, A. , Milligan, S. and Palmateer, J. (2014), EVALUATION OF A LASER SCANNER FOR LARGE VOLUME COORDINATE METROLOGY – A COMPARISON OF RESULTS BEFORE AND AFTER FACTORY CALIBRATION, Measurement Science & Technology (Accessed February 25, 2024)
Created September 30, 2014, Updated October 12, 2021