The Automated Laser Position System - ALPS

dc.contributor.authorLundberg, Eric J.en
dc.contributor.committeechairBeliveau, Yvan J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberPratt, Timothy J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnson, Steven D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberVorster, Michael C.en
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:42:03Zen
dc.date.adate2012-08-01en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:42:03Zen
dc.date.issued1989-09-15en
dc.date.rdate2012-08-01en
dc.date.sdate2012-08-01en
dc.description.abstractThe construction industry needs an accurate real-time positioning system. Such a system, if successfully implemented, would lead to significant increases in the performance of many construction operations. This thesis presents the Automated Laser Position System (ALPS) for accurate real-time positioning. ALPS is a spin-off of the Automated Position And Control System (APAC) research, sponsored by the National Science Foundation under grant DMC-8717476. The ALPS concept has three primary components: a rotation laser, laser detectors and a central processing unit. ALPS generates both horizontal (X,Y) and vertical (Z) position information. It is mathematically predicted that ALPS could produce accuracies of ± 17 mm in the horizontal and ± 5,9 mm in the vertical, at a range of 400 m. Position measurements would be updated 50 times a second.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentix, 126 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-08012012-040621en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08012012-040621/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44123en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1989.L874.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 20880530en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1989.L874en
dc.subject.lcshConstruction equipmenten
dc.subject.lcshLasersen
dc.subject.lcshMachinery -- Alignment -- Researchen
dc.subject.lcshMachinery, Kinematics of -- Researchen
dc.titleThe Automated Laser Position System - ALPSen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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