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A Laser Tracker Calibration System



Daniel S. Sawyer, Bruce R. Borchardt, Steven D. Phillips, Charles Fronczek, William T. Estler


We describe a laser tracker calibration system developed for frameless coordinate metrology systems. The system employs a laser rail to provide an 'in situ' calibrated length standard that is used to test a tracker in several different configurations. The system is in sewice at NIST and at the Naval Warfare Assessment Station in Now, California. The system description, calibration procedure, and uncertainty budget are presented.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of Measurement Science Conference
Conference Dates
January 24-25, 2002
Conference Location
Anaheim, CA
Conference Title
Measurement Science Conference


calibration, laser tracker, performance evaluation, traceability


Sawyer, D. , Borchardt, B. , Phillips, S. , Fronczek, C. and Estler, W. (2002), A Laser Tracker Calibration System, Proceedings of Measurement Science Conference, Anaheim, CA, [online], (Accessed March 3, 2024)
Created January 1, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017