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A large range noncontact profilometer
Author(s): Xudong Yang; Tiebang Xie
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Paper Abstract

Focus detection method is one of the primary non-contact measurement methods of surface topography. However, the measuring range of traditional focus detection method is limited because the volume motor is adopted in the focus servo system. The traditional method has inevitable non-linear error and other measurement error caused by the volume motor. This paper presents a new non-contact profilometer based on an improved Foucault focus detection method. The non-contact profilometer is a closed loop control system, which changes the traditional moving volume motor scanning system into the moving platform scanning system. Without adopting volume motor, the non-contact profilometer has large measuring range, high resolution and more measurement parameters. When the surface of workpiece is measured, the undulation of microcosmic surface topography leads to the focusing error signal continuously. According to the focusing error signal, the computer controls the piezoelectric actuator and the Z direction motor to drive the platform to move vertically, which ensures that the focus is always on the surface of workpiece and the focusing error signal is zero. The diffraction grating displacement sensor measures the vertical displacement of the workpiece, then the displacement signals is processed by the characterization software as the results of the measurement. The non-contact profilometer can measure roughness, waviness, shape error of different curved surfaces precisely.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6280, Third International Symposium on Precision Mechanical Measurements, 628014 (13 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.716143
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Xudong Yang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Guizhou Univ. (China)
Tiebang Xie, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6280:
Third International Symposium on Precision Mechanical Measurements
Kuang-Chao Fan; Wei Gao; Xiaofen Yu; Wenhao Huang; Penghao Hu, Editor(s)

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