Testing of robotic total stations for dynamic tracking

Chua, Chun Siong (2004) Testing of robotic total stations for dynamic tracking. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)


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Robotic Total Stations (RTSs) were first invented by Geodimeter in the year 1990. In the recent years, 3D machine guidance systems have increased the productivity of construction works. Most machine guidance systems use RTSs with automatic targeting and tracking for position determination. The major applications for machine guidance systems can be found in construction industry and mining for the guidance of dozers, motor graders, excavators, scrapers as well as in agricultural applications for the guidance of tractors and harvesters. Motorization and automation of the RTSs began a new, faster and more effective way for surveying measurement. Development of the RTSs with automatic searching and tracking opened new possibilities for their utilization in all areas of surveying, especially in the area of the engineering surveying. RTSs with automatic searching and tracking, offer the possibility to track and order cinematic processes such as movement and deformations of the building structures. Since little information is known about the dynamic accuracy of RTSs in their real-time operation, the aim of this project is to determine the dynamic accuracy and reliability of RTSs. It is vital to test various types of instruments in order to compare the results to the various manufacturers' specification. However, further research and testing will be carried out in the near future in order to obtain the relevant accuracies and reliabilities of the various types of RTSs.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Additional project data files are available on CD-ROM held in the USQ library.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:13
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: robotic total station (RTS), Trimble 5603 RTS, 3D machine guidance systems, dyanamic tracking
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/66

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