RESEARCH PAPERS: Papers on Production Engineering

Algorithms to Deconvolve Stylus Geometry From Surface Profile Measurements

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W. R. DeVries, Cheng-Jih Li

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, and Mechanics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. 12181

J. Eng. Ind 107(2), 167-174 (May 01, 1985) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3185981 History: Received June 30, 1983; Online July 30, 2009


Stylus methods for measuring surface topography impose certain limits on resolving the true profile of a surface. These limits are primarily due to the finite geometric size of the stylus. In this paper, kinematic and geometric algorithms are developed to compensate for stylus geometry so as to present a better picture of the true surface profile. To demonstrate their effectiveness, these algorithms are applied to simulated deterministic and stochastic profile measurements.

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