103-0848-00L  Industrial Metrology and Machine Vision

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersK. Schindler, A. Wieser
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 30.


103-0848-00 GIndustrial Metrology and Machine Vision3 hrs
Wed08:50-11:30HIL D 53 »
K. Schindler, A. Wieser

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course introduces contact and non-contact techniques for 3D coordinate, shape and motion determination as used for 3D inspection, dimensional control, reverse engineering, motion capture and similar industrial applications.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the physical basis of photographic sensors and imaging; familiarization with a broader view of image-based 3D geometry estimation beyond the classical photogrammetric approach; understanding the concepts of measurement traceability and uncertainty; acquiring an overview of general 3D image metrology including contact and non-contact techniques (coordinate measurement machines; optical tooling; laser-based high-precision instruments).
ContentCCD and CMOS technology; structured light and active stereo; shading models, shape from shading and photometric stereo; shape from focus; laser interferometry, laser tracker, laser radar; contact and non-contact coordinate measurement machines; optical tooling; measurement traceability, measurement uncertainty, calibration of measurement systems; 3d surface representations; case studies.
Lecture notesLecture slides and further literature will be made available on the course webpage.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersA. Wieser, K. Schindler
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationIt is possible to do the oral exam in English or in German.

There are 4 labs which are compulsory continuous performance assessment elements („obligatorische Leistungselemente“) approximately equally distributed over the semester. They will be graded according to a scheme explained at the beginning of the course. The total grade of these elements counts 30% towards the overall grade of this course. 70% of the overall grade are based on the oral exam. None of the two parts (elements or oral exam) has to be passed on its own.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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Places30 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is until 09.02.2020 only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupGeomatic Engineering MSc (128100)
Waiting listuntil 26.02.2020

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