Upgrading of an automated micron level measurement system for submicron measurement

Brendan Phelan

    Research output: Types of ThesisMaster's Thesis


    This thesis presents a systematic program of improvements to an automatic micron level precision ball bearing measurement instrument system to achieve submicron measurement performance. Progressing from relocation of instrumentation and its subsequent reinstallation and re-commissioning, it describes the upgrade work to achieve the targeted performance improvements and the subsequent testing and experimentation to identify the improvements achieved. A significant body of work aimed at improving the reliability of the overall system has also been completed. The end result is a very significantly improved measurement system. Key factors leading to the targeted single micron performance level have been identified and tested and other factors affecting the final performance have been identified.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Phelan, Joe, Supervisor
    Publication statusSubmitted - 2010


    • Sub-Micron Measurement; Flexure Stage; Piezo Actuation


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