Construction Metrology Standards in Orbiting Facility Construction, Maintenance, and Operation.
Construction Metrology Standards in Orbiting Facility
Construction, Maintenance, and Operation.
Latimer, D. T., IV
Robotics 2000. ASCE Conference on Robotics for
Challenging Environments. February 28-March 2, 2000,
Albuquerque, NM, 2000.
construction; maintenance; aerospace environments;
metrology; information dissemination; technology
Space based construction metrology has a great potential
for monetary and effort savings through the creation and
use of open industry standards to support construction
automation in space. Current technology for construction
automation in space requires either one vendor to
provide an entire solution, or an organization, such as
NASA, to coordinate the efforts of vendors in tightly
integrated projects that lock vendors in for the life of
a facility. Open space based construction metrology
standards could provide a means to promote competition
over the life of a facility by supporting
interoperability. LiveView is being designed to meet the
goal of construction metrology automation, and may be
applicable to special issues arising in an orbital