30 November 1994 Three-coordinate measuring system with structured light
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Proceedings Volume 2342, Interferometry '94: Photomechanics; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.195521
Event: International Conference on Interferometry '94, 1994, Warsaw, Poland
The measurement of three-dimensional object shapes plays an important role in machine vision, solid modeling and other industrial applications. Well known optical methods for 3D- shape inspection are moire-techniques and contouring. Unfortunately, as a rule they are lacking because they measure only one coordinate, i.e., the height above a reference surface. The other coordinates in the reference plane have to be determined using the pixel distance of the observing CCD-camera or by other means. Here, we demonstrate a real 3D-coordinate measuring system using fringe projection techniques where the scale of coordinates is given by the illumination-structures. This method has the advantage that the aberration of the observing system and the depth-dependent imaging scale have no influence on the measuring accuracy. Moreover, the measurements are independent of the position of the camera with respect to the object under test.
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Joerg Gerber, Peter Kuehmstedt, Richard M. Kowarschik, Gunther Notni, and Wolfgang Schreiber "Three-coordinate measuring system with structured light", Proc. SPIE 2342, Interferometry '94: Photomechanics, (30 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.195521; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.195521

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