GB2513806B - Laser tracker used with six degree-of-freedom probe having separable spherical retroreflector - Google Patents

Laser tracker used with six degree-of-freedom probe having separable spherical retroreflector

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GB2513806B
GB2513806B GB1415395.1A GB201415395A GB2513806B GB 2513806 B GB2513806 B GB 2513806B GB 201415395 A GB201415395 A GB 201415395A GB 2513806 B GB2513806 B GB 2513806B
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laser tracker
tracker used
spherical retroreflector
freedom probe
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e bridges Robert
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Faro Technologies Inc
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Faro Technologies Inc
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Priority to US13/370,339 priority patent/US8740396B2/en
Priority to US13/407,983 priority patent/US8467072B2/en
Application filed by Faro Technologies Inc filed Critical Faro Technologies Inc
Priority to PCT/US2012/034611 priority patent/WO2013115836A1/en
Publication of GB201415395D0 publication Critical patent/GB201415395D0/en
Publication of GB2513806A publication Critical patent/GB2513806A/en
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
    • G01B11/00Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
    • G01B11/002Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means for measuring two or more coordinates
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01BMEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
    • G01B5/00Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of mechanical means
    • G01B5/004Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of mechanical means for measuring coordinates of points
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
    • G01S17/00Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
    • G01S17/02Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
    • G01S17/06Systems determining position data of a target
    • G01S17/42Simultaneous measurement of distance and other co-ordinates
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
    • G01S17/00Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
    • G01S17/66Tracking systems using electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
    • G01S7/00Details of systems according to groups G01S13/00, G01S15/00, G01S17/00
    • G01S7/48Details of systems according to groups G01S13/00, G01S15/00, G01S17/00 of systems according to group G01S17/00
    • G01S7/481Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
GB1415395.1A 2011-02-14 2012-04-23 Laser tracker used with six degree-of-freedom probe having separable spherical retroreflector Expired - Fee Related GB2513806B (en)

Priority Applications (4)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US201261592049P true 2012-01-30 2012-01-30
US13/370,339 US8740396B2 (en) 2011-02-14 2012-02-10 Cube corner retroreflector for measuring six degrees of freedom
US13/407,983 US8467072B2 (en) 2011-02-14 2012-02-29 Target apparatus and method of making a measurement with the target apparatus
PCT/US2012/034611 WO2013115836A1 (en) 2012-01-30 2012-04-23 Laser tracker used with six degree-of-freedom probe having separable spherical retroreflector

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GB201415395D0 GB201415395D0 (en) 2014-10-15
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GB2513806B true GB2513806B (en) 2016-07-20

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DE (1) DE112012005779B4 (en)
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