Traceability for computationally-intensive metrology

Short Name: TraCIM, Project Number: NEW06
program code
Computers in coordinate metrology: Building trust in measurement software

Information and Computing Technology (ICT) dominates all aspects of business and much of our daily lives, and plays a large role in many areas of measurement. Traceability, measurement standards and quality systems all demand the demonstration of computational links that are fit for purpose, but testing is difficult without knowing whether software is producing accurate results in the first place. This project used mathematics, numerical analysis and state-of-the-art computer technology to validate software and develop new technologies to deliver traceability to measurements requiring intensive computing. A system was developed that allows mathematical software to be tested using the internet and a testing service for three of the priority metrology applications is now commercially available. The results will ensure the trustworthiness and fitness for purpose of measurement software and enhance consumer confidence in metrology products.

Other Participants
Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH (Germany)
Hexagon Metrology PTS GmbH (Germany)
Mitutoyo CTL Germany GmbH (Germany)
Werth Messtechnik GmbH (Germany)