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Title: Optical caliper with compensation for specimen deflection and method

Abstract

An optical non-contact profilometry system and method provided by an optical caliper with matched optical sensors that are arranged conjugate to each other so that the surface profile and thickness of an article can be measured without using a fixed reference surface and while permitting the article to deflect in space within the acquisition range of the optical sensors. The output signals from the two optical sensors are algebraically added to compensate for any such deflection of the article and provide a so compensated signal, the balance and sign of which provides a measurement of the actual thickness of the article at the optical sensors. 2 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lockheed Martin Energy Syst Inc
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
563701
Patent Number(s):
5,696,589
Application Number:
PAN: 8-650,674
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States) PTO; SCA: 440600; PA: EDB-98:015878; SN: 98001896318
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Dec 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; THICKNESS; SURFACE PROPERTIES; DATA PROCESSING; MEASURING METHODS

Citation Formats

Bernacki, B.E. Optical caliper with compensation for specimen deflection and method. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Bernacki, B.E. Optical caliper with compensation for specimen deflection and method. United States.
Bernacki, B.E. Tue . "Optical caliper with compensation for specimen deflection and method". United States.
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abstractNote = {An optical non-contact profilometry system and method provided by an optical caliper with matched optical sensors that are arranged conjugate to each other so that the surface profile and thickness of an article can be measured without using a fixed reference surface and while permitting the article to deflect in space within the acquisition range of the optical sensors. The output signals from the two optical sensors are algebraically added to compensate for any such deflection of the article and provide a so compensated signal, the balance and sign of which provides a measurement of the actual thickness of the article at the optical sensors. 2 figs.},
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