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Structural deformation monitoring with GPS: operational issues
Author(s): Keith Duff; Mike Hyzak; Donald Tucker
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses operational issues which affect the reliability and affordability of Global Positioning System (GPS)-based structural deformation monitoring systems. Two primary differences between GPS and most other sensors commonly used are the amount of data generated and the complexity of data processing functions. If these functions are not handled appropriately, operational costs can outweigh the relative benefits of GPS and make the system unaffordable. However, a significant amount of automation can be designed into the system to minimize labor costs and risk of human error.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3400, Structural Materials Technology III: An NDT Conference, (31 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300113
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Keith Duff, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Mike Hyzak, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Donald Tucker, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3400:
Structural Materials Technology III: An NDT Conference
Ronald D. Medlock; David C. Laffrey, Editor(s)

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