Design and development of a ceiling-mounted workshop measurement positioning system for large-scale metrology

Jiarui Lin, Jiaqi Chen, Linghui Yang, Yongjie Ren, Zheng Wang, Patrick Keogh, Jigui Zhu

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This paper presents a new ceiling-mounted workshop Measurement Positioning System (C-wMPS) compensating for many deficiencies shown by conventional metrology systems, especially on the possibility of task-oriented designing for coverage ability, measurement accuracy and efficiency. A hybrid calibration system consisting of a high-precision coordinate control field and standard lengths is developed and implemented for the C-wMPS, which can be designed concretely to provide both traceability and the ability of local accuracy enhancement. Layout optimization using a genetic algorithm based on grids is applied to design an appropriate layout of the system, therefore promotes the system’s performance and reduce cost. An experiment carried out at the Guidance, Navigation and Control laboratory (GNC lab, 40×30×12m) validates the prominent characteristic of C-wMPS and the fitness of the new calibration system and layout optimization method.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105814
Number of pages16
JournalOptics and Lasers in Engineering
Early online date9 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

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