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Design And Performance Of A High Resolution, High Accuracy Automatic Autocollimator.
Author(s): W. Duis; J. Trede; G.-J. Ulbrich; M. Mross
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Paper Abstract

Moller-Wedel has developed a very high accuracy angle measuring instrument. The angular resolution of the instrument exceeds 0.005 arcsec (-25 nano-radians). The repeatibility and absolute accuracy are in the 50 nano-radian range. The measuring range is at least 300 arcsec (-1.5 millirad). The instrument utilizes a linear CCD array with patented processessing techniques to determine the position of the return collimator image. The image is produced by an optimized optical system which projects a slit illuminated by light emitting diodes. High accuracy and stability also require thermal compensation in the opto-mechanic design of the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1989
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 1167, Precision Engineering and Optomechanics, (9 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962951
Show Author Affiliations
W. Duis, J.D. Moller Optische Werke GmbH (Germany)
J. Trede, J.D. Moller Optische Werke GmbH (Germany)
G.-J. Ulbrich, J.D. Moller Optische Werke GmbH (Germany)
M. Mross, Vermont Photonics Inc. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1167:
Precision Engineering and Optomechanics
Daniel Vukobratovich, Editor(s)

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