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An Overview of Activities at NIST Towards the Proposed ASTM E57 3D Imaging System Point-to-point Distance Standard

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Author(s)

Prem K. Rachakonda, Bala Muralikrishnan, Meghan Shilling, Daniel S. Sawyer, Geraldine Cheok

Abstract

Terrestrial laser scanners (TLSs) are a class of 3D imaging systems that measure the 3D coordinates of an object in their work volume. They capture the 3D coordinates using a ranging unit mounted on two rotation stages that are orthogonal to each other. They are used for a variety of applications, e.g., large scale assembly, surveying, forensics, reverse engineering etc. The Dimensional Metrology Group (DMG) at the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), along with various other organizations has been involved in the development of a documentary standard for 3D imaging instruments that acquire data in spherical coordinate system. NIST led this effort and possesses unique expertise for this task due to prior work on such activities and similar instruments. This paper provides an overview of the activities that were performed at NIST towards this documentary standard.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference
Conference Dates
July 17-21, 2017
Conference Location
Snowbird, UT, US
Conference Title
33rd Annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference

Keywords

Documentary standard, 3D imaging systems, Terrestrial laser scanners

Citation

Rachakonda, P. , Muralikrishnan, B. , Shilling, M. , Sawyer, D. and Cheok, G. (2017), An Overview of Activities at NIST Towards the Proposed ASTM E57 3D Imaging System Point-to-point Distance Standard, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference, Snowbird, UT, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=923556 (Accessed August 18, 2022)
Created July 20, 2017, Updated April 7, 2022