Project: Angle metrology

Many areas of science and industry rely on the accurate measurement of angles. From the precision form measurement of optical surfaces, used at synchrotron radiation beamlines and free electron laser (FEL) centres, to the precision engineering measurements of flatness, straightness and parallelism, used by the automotive and aerospace industries to ensure parts are produced to the correct specifications. Increasing demands on manufacturing accuracy are raising the need for improvements in the devices used to make these measurements, and in their calibration. This project will develop prototype devices to realise the radian, the SI unit of angle, to help ensure the reliable and traceable measurement of angles in science and industry. It will also address a wide range of angle measuring devices, such as autocollimators, angle encoders and small angle generators, looking at the applications of these devices and how they perform in challenging measuring conditions.

Acronym SIB58 Angles (Reference Number: SIB58)
Duration 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2016
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2012 - Industry, SI Broader Scope and Open Excellence

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Coordinator Turkey
2 Centro Español de Metrología Partner Spain
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
5 Instituto Português da Qualidade, I.P. Partner Portugal
6 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
7 Central Office of Measures Partner Poland
8 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
9 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
10 Federale Overheidsdienst Economie, KMO, Middenstand en Energie Partner Belgium
11 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Observer Japan
12 Fagor Automation S Coop Ltda Observer Spain
13 Fundacion Tekniker Observer Spain
14 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science Observer Korea, Republic of
15 Möller-Wedel Optical GmbH Observer Germany
16 Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH Germany