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Interoperability Testing for Shop Floor Measurement



Frederick M. Proctor, William G. Rippey, John A. Horst, Joseph A. Falco, Thomas R. Kramer


Manufactured parts are typically inspected to ensure quality. Inspection involves equipment and software from many different vendors, and interoperability is a major problem faced by manufacturers. The I++ Dimensional Measuring Equipment (DME) specification was developed to solved interoperability problems, and enable seamless integration of data throughout the inspection process. This paper describes validation testing of the I++ DME specification. The testing was intended to improve the standard, and also to speed up its adoption by vendors. Testing issues are described, and a software test suite is detailed. Interoperability testing with real equipment was done over several years, and lessons learned from the testing will be presented. The paper concludes with recommendations for improving this type of testing.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop | 2007 | PerMIS |
Conference Dates
August 28-30, 2007
Conference Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Conference Title
Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) 2007


inspection, interoperability, software testing
Created December 28, 2007, Updated February 19, 2017