Verification of micro-scale photogrammetry for smooth three-dimensional object measurement

Sims-Waterhouse, Danny and Piano, Samanta and Leach, Richard K. (2017) Verification of micro-scale photogrammetry for smooth three-dimensional object measurement. Measurement Science and Technology, 28 (5). 055010. ISSN 1361-6501

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By using sub-millimetre laser speckle pattern projection we show that photogrammetry systems are able to measure smooth three-dimensional objects with surface height deviations less than 1 μm. The projection of laser speckle patterns allows correspondences on the surface of smooth spheres to be found, and as a result, verification artefacts with low surface height deviations were measured. A combination of VDI/VDE and ISO standards were also utilised to provide a complete verification method, and determine the quality parameters for the system under test. Using the proposed method applied to a photogrammetry system, a 5 mm radius sphere was measured with an expanded uncertainty of 8.5 μm for sizing errors, and 16.6 μm for form errors with a 95 % confidence interval. Sphere spacing lengths between 6 mm and 10 mm were also measured by the photogrammetry system, and were found to have expanded uncertainties of around 20 μm with a 95 % confidence interval.

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Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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Depositing User: Piano, Samanta
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 09:30
Last Modified: 08 May 2020 11:45

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