Assuring the quality of a measurement is crucial. In order to achieve the finest measurement and thereby the correct decision based upon it, calibration of equipment both before and after use is essential.
Automotive testing applications present a diverse set of challenges to the designers of test systems, and the need for ever-more powerful and user-friendly test stands continues to grow as vehicle systems become more complex and more is understood about what actually occurs in real world conditions.
Suppose you want a machine vision system to automatically detect scratches on a plastic part such as a cell phone case. You know that the scratches will be nearly straight lines and that they can be low contrast and discontinuous.