Identification and kinematic calculation of Laser Tracker errors

J. Conte*, J. Santolaria, A. C. Majarena, A. Brau, J. J. Aguilar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Calibration of Laser Tracker systems is based most times in the determination of its geometrical errors. Some standards as the ASME B89.4.19 (2006) and the VDI 2617-10 (2011) describe different tests to calculate the geometric misalignments that cause systematic errors in Laser Tracker measurements. These errors are caused not only because of geometrical misalignments and other sources of error must also be taken in count. In this work we want to express the errors in a kinematic form. Errors will be split in two different components, geometric and kinematic errors. The first ones depend on the offsets, tilts and eccentricity of the mechanical and optical components of the system. Kinematic errors are different for every position of the Laser tracker, so they must be formulated as functions of three system variables: range (R), vertical angle (V) and horizontal angle (H). The goal of this work is to set up an evaluation procedure to determine geometric and kinematic errors of Laser Trackers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-387
Number of pages9
JournalProcedia Engineering
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventManufacturing Engineering Society International Conference, MESIC 2013 - Zaragoza, Spain
Duration: 26 Jun 201328 Jun 2013


  • Calibration
  • Kinematic errors
  • Laser Tracker
  • Synthetic generator


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