The framework of the virtual laser tracker - A systematic approach to the assessment of error sources and uncertainty in laser tracker measurement

Dehong Huo, Paul G. Maropoulos, Chun Hung Cheng

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    Abstract

    Laser trackers have been widely used in many industries to meet increasingly high accuracy requirements. In laser tracker measurement, it is complex and difficult to perform an accurate error analysis and uncertainty evaluation. This paper firstly reviews the working principle of single beam laser trackers and state-of- The- Art of key technologies from both industrial and academic efforts, followed by a comprehensive analysis of uncertainty sources. A generic laser tracker modelling method is formulated and the framework of the virtual tracker is proposed. The VLS can be used for measurement planning, measurement accuracy optimization and uncertainty evaluation. The completed virtual laser tracking system should take all the uncertainty sources affecting coordinate measurement into consideration and establish an uncertainty model which will behave in an identical way to the real system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology
    EditorsGeorge Q. Huang, K.L Mak, Paul G. Maropoulos
    Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages507-523
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-10430-5
    ISBN (Print)978-3-6421-0429-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event6th CIRP International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology - Hong Kong, China
    Duration: 14 Dec 200916 Dec 2009

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Intelligent and Soft Computing
    Volume66
    ISSN (Print)1867-5662

    Conference

    Conference6th CIRP International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology
    Abbreviated titleDET 2009
    CountryChina
    CityHong Kong
    Period14/12/0916/12/09

    Keywords

    • error modeling
    • large scale metrology
    • measurement uncertainty
    • simulation
    • virtual laser tracker

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    High accuracy mobile robot positioning using external large volume metrology instruments

    Wang, Z., Liang, M. & Maropoulos, P. G., 2011, In : International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 24, 5, p. 484-492 9 p.

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    Ferri, C., Jamshidi, J., Loftus, C. & Maropoulos, P., 2010, Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. Huang, G. Q., Mak, K. L. & Maropoulos, P. G. (eds.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. 957-970 14 p. (Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing; vol. 66).

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  • High accuracy mobile robot positioning using an external large volume metrology instrument

    Wang, Z., Liang, M. & Maropoulos, P. G., 2010, Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology. Huang, G. Q., Mak, K. L. & Maropoulos, P. G. (eds.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. 621-630 10 p. (Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing; vol. 66).

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    Huo, D., Maropoulos, P. G., & Cheng, C. H. (2010). The framework of the virtual laser tracker - A systematic approach to the assessment of error sources and uncertainty in laser tracker measurement. In G. Q. Huang, K. L. Mak, & P. G. Maropoulos (Eds.), Proceedings of the 6th CIRP-Sponsored International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology (pp. 507-523). (Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing; Vol. 66). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10430-5_39