2. Methodology of calibration of vertical angle measurements

Domantas Bručas1, Lauryna Šiaudinytė2, Mindaugas Rybokas3, Keneth Grattan4, Genadijus Kulvietis5, Gintaras Dmitrijev6

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius-40, Lithuania

1Corresponding author

E-mail: 1domka@ktv.lt, 2lauryna@inbox.lt, 3mindaugas.rybokas@vgtu.lt, 4k.t.v.grattan@city.ac.uk, 5gk@vgtu.lt, 6gintaras.dmitrijev@dok.vgtu.lt

(Received 22 October 2012; accepted 4 March 2013)

Abstract. At the moment in Lithuanian there is no existing reglamentation dealing with calibration or testing of geodetic angle measuring instrumentation (as theodolites, tacheometers, laser scanners, laser trackers etc.) in full range of its angular measurements. Though calibration and testing of horizontal angle measurements can be performed by multiple methods, calibration of vertical angle measurements still is a serious problem. In the paper a review on possible methodology of calibration and testing of vertical angle measuring instrumentation (like tacheometers, laser scanners etc.) is given together with proposed principles and technical solutions for the calibration.

Keywords: vertical angle, calibration, systematic errors, random error, calibration method.


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Bručas Domantas, Šiaudinytė Lauryna, Rybokas Mindaugas, Grattan Keneth, Kulvietis Genadijus, Dmitrijev Gintaras Methodology of calibration of vertical angle measurements. Journal of Measurements in Engineering, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2013, p. 8‑14.


Journal of Measurements in Engineering. March 2013, Volume 1, Issue 1
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