19 January 1996 Intelligent acquisition routines (IAR) in surface microtopography
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This paper introduces and describes the concept of intelligent acquisition routines (IAR) and its relevance in surface microtopography data acquisition. In essence, IAR is a computer system that automatically computes and utilizes optimum sampling variables in surface micro- topography instrumentation. The functional specification of the proposed system is presented together with a complete system design of a prototypal system. It is argued that such a system would lead to an objective and reliable system of selecting sampling conditions for surface data acquisition. Such a system would ensure that maximum information is obtained from the surface and at minimum cost and would be a partial answer to the need for more intelligent topography instrumentation.
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E. Mainsah, E. Mainsah, Kenneth J. Stout, Kenneth J. Stout, } "Intelligent acquisition routines (IAR) in surface microtopography", Proc. SPIE 2599, Three-Dimensional and Unconventional Imaging for Industrial Inspection and Metrology, (19 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230382; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.230382

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