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LASER TRACKERS

High-performance laser tracker using an articulating mirror for the calibration of coordinate measuring machine

[+] Author Affiliations
Hong Jiang

Excel Precision Co., 3255 Scott Blvd Ste 101, Santa Clara, California?95054-3013

Sonko Osawa, Toshiyuki Takatsuji, Hironori Noguchi, Tomizo Kurosawa

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki?305-8563, Japan E-mail: sonko.osawa@aist.go.jp

Opt. Eng. 41(3), 632-637 (Mar 01, 2002). doi:10.1117/1.1447231
History: Received Mar. 27, 2001; Revised Oct. 3, 2001; Accepted Oct. 4, 2001
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A high-performance laser tracker that is used for the calibration of a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is introduced. A specially designed hemispherical-shape articulating mirror is used in the tracking mechanism, which enables reduction of the measurement uncertainties so that they are not more than 0.3 μm. The uncertainty analysis of the laser tracker is also described. © 2002 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

© 2002 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

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Hong Jiang ; Sonko Osawa ; Toshiyuki Takatsuji ; Hironori Noguchi and Tomizo Kurosawa
"High-performance laser tracker using an articulating mirror for the calibration of coordinate measuring machine", Opt. Eng. 41(3), 632-637 (Mar 01, 2002). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1447231


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