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Optical Engineering

A Statistical Model For Optical Instrument Location
Author(s): S. C. Singhal; Larry E. Stanfel
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Paper Abstract

The paper concerns the measurement of the position of a target point in space by means of several angle-measuring optical instruments. Using statistical analysis it derives an error function which gives expected measurement error as a function of the number of instruments used, their qualities, and their locations. Properties of the error function are discussed, and it is shown how the model may be employed to find good solutions to instrument location problems. Finally, it is pointed out that the same approach may be applied to location problems involving instruments of arbitrary type which measure parameters different from those treated here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 19(3) 193376 doi: 10.1117/12.7972522
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 19, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
S. C. Singhal, Alcon Laboratories (United States)
Larry E. Stanfel, The University of Texas at Arlington (United States)

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