Periodic Error Compensation in Fiber-coupled Heterodyne Interferometry

Chao Lu, Ethan D. Burnham-Fay, Jonathan D. Ellis, Tony L. Schmitz, Joshua A. Tarbutton

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This paper extends the application of a novel wavelet-based periodic error compensation algorithm in fiber-coupled heterodyne interferometry. In this case, the amplitudes of periodic error may be fluctuating and traditional digital algorithms are not well-suited. The wavelet-based method, however, has the ability to compensate non-stationary periodic error. In this work, the algorithm is used to compensate periodic error in simulated and experimental constant and experimental non-constant velocity motions and to reduce the error by approximately 80.1%, 81.2% and 68.3%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)674-682
Number of pages9
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
StatePublished - 2017
Event45th SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference, NAMRC 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2017Jun 8 2017


  • Heterodyne
  • Interferometry
  • Periodic Error
  • Signal Processing
  • Wavelet Transform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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