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binocular alignment algorithm

The goal of this project was to automatically align the optical axis of both sides of the binocular with the center mechanical axis.  A vision recognition system was incorporated to align the axis.   

Before this machine was developed, the process required a trial and error manual process. 

 A critical element of this project was the development of a 27 step controls algorithm.

The manual alignment process typically took between 7 and 15 minutes. The resulting machine was able to reliably complete the alignment in less than 30 seconds.   The operator only needed to load and unload the components.