3D Robot Scanner
High-Speed Robot ScannerHigh-Speed Robot Scanner

A commercial robot arm, the Adept Viper 850, has been synergized with a new version of the Ames High-Speed 3D Scanner to create a large area Robot scanner. It is being developed to demonstrate the capability of inspecting the entire assembled CEV heat shield (5 meters in diameter), and its individual components.

The exceptional speed and resolution of our Ames High-speed 3D scanner will enable the robot to scan the entire heat shield in a couple of hours (vs. several hours/days) at high resolution. Software for controlling the robot, displaying and patching 3D scans in real time, zooming into and measuring defect dimensions, and providing “recession” and other kinds of analysis have been adapted from previous projects.