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Development of a Rotating Laser Tracking System to Enable Use of Multiple Machine Mounted Receivers Operating from a Single Source

Objective



Existing grade technology consists of the use of a laser tracker where the laser acts as a grade checker and marks the cut fill corrections on the ground. This system can, however, take the grade from a particular set angle using a single beam. The development of this technology would be a major improvement on previous systems. The improvement can arise by the development of a rotating laser source with an automatic tracking beam which would enable the use of multiple machine mounted receivers operating from a single laser source. The result of the development of this system would be to provide more information to the excavation machines and thereby simplify and significantlyreduce the construction costs.
Existing grade technology consists of the use of a laser tracker where the laser acts as a grade checker and marks the cut fill corrections on the ground. This system can, however, take the grade from a particular set angle using a single beam. The development of this technology would be a major improvement on previous systems. The improvement can arise by the development of a rotating laser source with an automatic tracking beam which would enable the use of multiple machine mounted receivers operating from a single laser source. The result of the development of this system would be to provide more information to the excavation machines and thereby simplify and significantlyreduce the construction costs.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

Data Flow Ltd.
Address

4 Dublin
Ireland