Accuracy and Time in Surface Measurement, Part 2: Optimal Sampling Sequence

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R. Liang

Applicon, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI

T. C. Woo

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

C-C. Hsieh

Yuan-Ze Inst. of Technology, Chung-Li, Taiwan

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 120(1), 150-155 (Feb 01, 1998) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2830091 History: Received May 01, 1994; Revised November 01, 1996; Online January 17, 2008


While commonly practiced, the uniform and random distribution of sample points are shown to be far from optimal. This part of the paper presents a sequence for measurement and demonstrates by simulation that, for the same level of accuracy, a nearly quadratic reduction in the number of sample points can be achieved.

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