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Laser Trackers: Testing and Standards



Steven D. Phillips


Laser trackers are now the tool of choice for large scale coordinate metrology.  They are transportable allowing reconfigurable production facilities at a lower capital cost than large CMMs.  Trackers now include absolute distance measuring (ADM) capability in addition to traditional (HeNe) interferometry as the ranging sensor and some systems can use the passive reflectance of the workpiece instead of cooperative targets.  Recently, a new standard, ASME B89.4.19 Performance Evaluation of Laser Based Spherical Coordinate Measurement Systems, has standardized performance specifications and testing procedures.  This talk will discuss the ASME standard and include several test results illustrating laser tracker capabilities.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of Manufacturing & Measurement Conference & Workshop
Conference Dates
April 23-26, 2007
Conference Location
Clearwater Beach, FL
Conference Title
Manufacturing & Measurement Conference & Workshop


Phillips, S. (2007), Laser Trackers: Testing and Standards, Proceedings of Manufacturing & Measurement Conference & Workshop, Clearwater Beach, FL (Accessed July 15, 2024)


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Created January 1, 2007, Updated February 19, 2017