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Characterisation Of 3-d Cartesian Co-ordinate Laser Interferometer Tracking System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LAMDAMAP990031

Volume

23

Pages

15

Published

1999

Size

1,327 kb

Author(s)

W. Nerdnoi, X. Liu & S. Harb

Abstract

Calibration is an important process to assess and maintain the accuracy of machine tools. Most acceptance tests are based on static measurement cycles which are time consuming and laborious. With the development of laser tracking systems (LTS) it is possible to calibrate a machine tool both statically and dynamically. This paper presents a simple approach to construct a 3-D laser tracking system based on Cartesian co-ordinates. This system employs a laser interferometer for displacement measurement as well as a reference datum to perform the automatic tracking of a moving object, a Co-ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) as the tracking mechanism and an analogue PID controller to control the tracking system. The prototype system has

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