Fiducial-aided robust positioning of optical freeform surfaces

Wang, Shixiang, Cheung, Chi Fai, Ren, Mingjun and Liu, Mingyu (2018) Fiducial-aided robust positioning of optical freeform surfaces. Micromachines, 9 (2). p. 52. ISSN 2072-666X

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9020052

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Abstract

Form characterization of a machined optical freeform surface demands for well alignment of the sampled measured data points on the machined surface and they are compared with the designed geometry of the surface through positioning. In this paper, a fiducial-aided robust positioning method (FAPM) is developed which attempts to evaluate freeform surfaces with high efficiency and precision. The FAPM method makes use of fiducials as reference datum to form a Fiducial-aided Computer Aided Design (FA-CAD) of the freeform surface which not only establishes an inherent surface feature but also links the different coordinate systems among design coordinate frame, machine tool and the measurement instrument. To verify the capability of the proposed method, a series of experiments have been undertaken. As compared with the traditional freeform measurement method such as least squared method, the results indicate that the robustness and accuracy of the measurement is significantly enhanced by the FAPM.

Keywords:Fiducials, Positioning, Freeform surface, Precision metrology, Robustness
Subjects:H Engineering > H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
ID Code:53918
Deposited On:19 Apr 2023 13:51

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