Accession Number : ADA194666

Title :   A Comparison: Static and Future Kinematic GPS (Global Positioning System) Surveys.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Logan, Kevin P

PDF Url : ADA194666

Report Date : 27 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A three-year program was begun to introduce the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology to all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts and Divisions as a means of performing geodetic surveys. Through this program, district survey personnel have the opportunity to participate in a survey project of the district's choice. Six GPS receivers were purchased to be used in a series of demonstrations in this program. Both during and after each demonstration, feedback is being given by district personnel on items such as how field operations could be changed, how the equipment could be modified to make it more user friendly, and most importantly, how GPS could be applied to assist them in performing their survey mission. Although relative static GPS offers a substantial improvement over the way many conventional surveys are performed, district personnel indicated that many applications are not feasible at present because of the time needed to conduct observations at each monument. Since 1985, there has been growing interest in reducing the observation time required to perform geodetic surveys with GPS. One method of reducing the observation time is a technique referred to as relative kinematic surveying. This paper will examine the techniques of relative static and relative kinematic surveying and discuss the benefits of each. Examples of applications in which each technique could prove beneficial for the Corps surveyor, such as dam monitoring, will be presented.

Descriptors :   *GEODETIC SURVEYS, *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, ARMY, CORPS LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, DAMS, DEMONSTRATIONS, ENGINEERS, KINEMATICS, MISSIONS, MONITORING, OBSERVATION, STATICS, SURVEYS, TIME

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance
      Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE