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Intelligent acquisition routines (IAR) in surface microtopography
Author(s): E. Mainsah; Kenneth J. Stout
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces and describes the concept of intelligent acquisition routines (IAR) and its relevance in surface microtopography data acquisition. In essence, IAR is a computer system that automatically computes and utilizes optimum sampling variables in surface micro- topography instrumentation. The functional specification of the proposed system is presented together with a complete system design of a prototypal system. It is argued that such a system would lead to an objective and reliable system of selecting sampling conditions for surface data acquisition. Such a system would ensure that maximum information is obtained from the surface and at minimum cost and would be a partial answer to the need for more intelligent topography instrumentation.

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Date Published: 19 January 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2599, Three-Dimensional and Unconventional Imaging for Industrial Inspection and Metrology, (19 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230382
Show Author Affiliations
E. Mainsah, Coventry Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kenneth J. Stout, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2599:
Three-Dimensional and Unconventional Imaging for Industrial Inspection and Metrology
Michael R. Descour; Kevin G. Harding; Donald J. Svetkoff, Editor(s)

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