V-STARS M employs multiple cameras and operates as a portable optical coordinate measurement machine (CMM) to provide 3D coordinate measurement in real-time, in both stable and unstable environments, at a rate of up to 10 points per second.
V-STARS M employs two or more custom-built digital cameras, presently either INCA4 or DynaMO high-speed, high resolution cameras, to make accurate, real-time measurements of static or dynamic objects, through use of wireless operated tactile probes, retro-reflective targets or projected PRO-SPOT points.
The dual camera, real-time V-STARS M measurement system produces an accuracy in the range of 14µm + 14 µm/m or 1:60,000 on a 4m object (0.07mm @ 4m or 0.003” @ 160”) with Dynamo D5 cameras to better than 9µm + 9 µm/m or 1:90,000 on a 4m object (0.045mm @ 4m or 0.002” @ 160”) with INCA4 cameras.
A unique feature of V-STARS M is its ability to make real-time measurements in unstable environments. In the Stable Mode of operation, stability of the cameras is required following the quick set up. In Unstable Mode on the other hand, vibration or movement of the cameras can occur without resulting in loss of measurement accuracy. The Unstable Mode makes use of stable, targeted control points on the object so as to position the cameras each and every time images are recorded. Thus, movement of either the object or the cameras is fully compensated. Typically, the control field is established by a quick, automated single-camera V-STARS S Mode measurement.
V-STARS has been fully tested and validated in accordance with the VDI/VDE 2634 standard for optical 3D measurement systems.
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