(19)
(11)EP 3 680 603 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
04.11.2020 Bulletin 2020/45

(43)Date of publication A2:
15.07.2020 Bulletin 2020/29

(21)Application number: 19215000.1

(22)Date of filing:  10.12.2019
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G01B 11/02(2006.01)
G01B 11/26(2006.01)
G01D 11/30(2006.01)
B64F 5/60(2017.01)
F16B 2/06(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 14.01.2019 US 201916246867

(71)Applicant: The Boeing Company
Chicago, IL 60606-2016 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • KONYNDYK, DAVID M.
    CHCAGO, IL 60606-2016 (US)
  • FULLER, MARK DOUGLAS
    CHCAGO, IL 60606-2016 (US)
  • JAMES, JERRY A.
    CHCAGO, IL 60606-2016 (US)
  • HUANG, TIMOTHY P.
    CHCAGO, IL 60606-2016 (US)

(74)Representative: Plasseraud IP 
66, rue de la Chaussée d'Antin
75440 Paris Cedex 09
75440 Paris Cedex 09 (FR)

  


(54)METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE OPTICAL MEASUREMENT OF THE POSITION OF A SURFACE


(57) Systems and methods for optically measuring a position of a measurement surface relative to a reference position. The system is a wireless network comprising a centrally located data acquisition computer and a multiplicity of remotely located sensor modules mounted at different locations within wireless communication range of a central receiver. Each sensor module is mounted to a clamp that is made specific to a control surface location and embedded with an RFID tag to denote clamp location. The optical components of the sensor modules are selected to enable indication of the linear position of a measurement surface relative to a reference position and then broadcast the measurement results. The broadcast results are received by the central receiver and processed by the data acquisition computer, which hosts human interface software that displays measurement data.







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