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Heuristic planning in feature-based inspection for coordinate measuring machines
Author(s): Robert B. Delvalle; Francis L. Merat; Steve Ruegsegger; Kavous Roumina
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Paper Abstract

This system is a practical application of intelligent reasoning about the planning and sequencing of inspection tasks performed by a coordinate measuring machine (CMM). This research is part of an Air Force supported effort to develop a feature-based concurrent engineering system using an object-oriented development platform. Manipulation of design, manufacturing, and inspection features (in this system) is unique in that features are transformed into domain specific objects rather than degraded into elementary geometry. The object-oriented platform provides a means for transformation through built-in qualities such as inheritance, tree-search, and a cohesive part/sub-part organization. Inspection features represent not only geometry, but references to a world coordinate system, proper probe approach, and preferred evaluation method. Reasoning through inspection rules forms a single data object which can then be transformed into CMM executable code.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 1993
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1963, Applications of Artificial Intelligence 1993: Knowledge-Based Systems in Aerospace and Industry, (23 March 1993);
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Robert B. Delvalle, Case Western Reserve Univ. and Wisdom Systems, Inc. (United States)
Francis L. Merat, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Steve Ruegsegger, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)
Kavous Roumina, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1963:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence 1993: Knowledge-Based Systems in Aerospace and Industry
Usama M. Fayyad; Ramasamy Uthurusamy, Editor(s)

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