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Virtual commissioning of automated micro-optical assembly
Author(s): Christian Schlette; Daniel Losch; Sebastian Haag; Daniel Zontar; Jürgen Roßmann; Christian Brecher
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Paper Abstract

In this contribution, we present a novel approach to enable virtual commissioning for process developers in micro-optical assembly. Our approach aims at supporting micro-optics experts to effectively develop assisted or fully automated assembly solutions without detailed prior experience in programming while at the same time enabling them to easily implement their own libraries of expert schemes and algorithms for handling optical components. Virtual commissioning is enabled by a 3D simulation and visualization system in which the functionalities and properties of automated systems are modeled, simulated and controlled based on multi-agent systems. For process development, our approach supports event-, state- and time-based visual programming techniques for the agents and allows for their kinematic motion simulation in combination with looped-in simulation results for the optical components. First results have been achieved for simply switching the agents to command the real hardware setup after successful process implementation and validation in the virtual environment. We evaluated and adapted our system to meet the requirements set by industrial partners-- laser manufacturers as well as hardware suppliers of assembly platforms. The concept is applied to the automated assembly of optical components for optically pumped semiconductor lasers and positioning of optical components for beam-shaping

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2015
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9346, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems, 93460I (20 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2080742
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Schlette, RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
Daniel Losch, RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
Sebastian Haag, Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie (Germany)
Daniel Zontar, Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie (Germany)
Jürgen Roßmann, RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany)
Christian Brecher, Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9346:
Components and Packaging for Laser Systems
Alexei L. Glebov; Paul O. Leisher, Editor(s)

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