3D Digitizing of the X-38 Space Vehicle
Measuring Systems: ATOS, TRITOP
Keywords: Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD), CAD Comparison
During the development of the X-38 some computer simulations are used to allow an optimization of the design. Therefore it is very important that the form of the actual vehicle matches the form of the CAD construction. For this reason the actual vehicle has to be digitized with high accuracy and high data density. In this application note, we show how the digitizing was done with ATOS and TRITOP and how the data was treated to match the needs of NASA.