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Implementation of the Surface Roughness Instrument (SRI) Controller



Howard T. Moncarz, Theodore V. Vorburger


This document describes the implementation specifics of the surface roughness instrument (SRI) controller program. The SRI is part of the inspection workstation (IWS) in the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) in the Center for Manufacturing Engineering at the National Bureau of Standards. The AMRF and IWS are rapidly developing systems with continually evolving software. This report describes the SRI Controller program in place in March 1987. However, certain more recent features are highlighted where appropriate. This program runs under the control of the ECS program described in the document Implementation of the Execution Control System of the Inspection Workstation. The SRI Controller program consists of state machine modules that customize the controller for its particular application--i.e. supervising the SRI.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 3794
Report Number


surface roughness instrument, SRI, AMRF, manufacturing engineering


Moncarz, H. and Vorburger, T. (1988), Implementation of the Surface Roughness Instrument (SRI) Controller, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created December 31, 1987, Updated October 12, 2021