Swing-arm optical coordinate measuring machine-estimation of errors from dual probe measurements
- Su, P.; Parks, R. E.; Wang, Y.; J., Oh C.; Burge, J. H.
Swing arm optical CMM (SOC), a profilometer with distance measuring interferometric probe for in situ measurement of the topography of aspheric has been used for measuring highly aspheric mirrors with a performance rivaling full aperture interferometric tests. Recently, we implemented a dual probe self calibration mode for the SOC. Data from the dual probes can be used to calibrate the swing-arm air bearing errors since both probes see the same bearing errors while measuring different portions of the test surface. Bearing errors are reconstructed from the shear signal with a modal estimation.
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