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When harnessing the accuracy of an electronic compass, a number of factors, including magnetic conditions, can greatly impact performance. Here are two examples of these conditions and how to fix...
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Military, marine navigation, unmanned vehicles and more depend on the accuracy of an electronic compass. There are several factors that can greatly influence how a compass takes its readings. Here are...
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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A tilt sensor at rest experiences a constant gravitational acceleration G. When the sensor is tilted (rotated) by an angle ? from its starting position, it senses this tilt as the acceleration...
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Two important structures in Boston's Financial District in Dewey Square, with different structural foundation supports had similar concerns as a result of the Big Dig's 10-year cut-and-cover...
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Computation of Cross-Axis Tilts...
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Libby Dam is a straight axis concrete gravity dam on the Kootenai River approximately 17 miles upstream of Libby, Montana. The dam, constructed in 1961, is part of the Columbia Basin network of dams...
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Tilt sensors are calibrated by tilting them in a vertical plane and measuring their outputs at known angles. If a sensor is subsequently inclined by the cross-axis angle ß (Figure 1) and again rotated...
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It is sometimes necessary to measure tilt (rotation) in the presence of a strong magnetic field. Strong fields have no effect on the output of our electrolytic tilt sensors when the gradient between...
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Environmental temperature changes alter the mechanical and electrical characteristics of all instrumentation. Metals expand and contract, and electrical properties such as resistance and capacitance...
(Tension Sensing)
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The FAA operates a state-of-the- art, full-scale pavement test facility dedicated solely to airport pavement research. Located at the William J. Hughes Technical Center near Atlantic City, New Jersey,...
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Jewell Instruments has recently began monitoring a critical gas pipeline in a notoriously active landslide zone. Using fiber-optics in conjunction with traditional vibrating wire equipment, the...
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The Alameda Corridor will streamline the freight rail connection from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to an interstate rail hub near downtown Los Angeles. The 10-mile long midsection of the...
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Glossary of tiltmeter terms....
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Green Valley Road was built in Watsonville, California in the 1960s on a fill embankment placed over sands and clays of the Pleistocene Aromas Formation. The original ground surface sloped to the...
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These guidelines are an overview of typical borehole tiltmeter installation methods. They will help you achieve stable and reliable readings from the Lily Borehole Tiltmeters installed in shallow...
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Angular unit conversion table....
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The impulse was generated by rotating the clinometer through an angle of 3.4 degrees by pulling a gage block out from under one end of a Model 791 Tiltmeter Calibration Plate. The test was reproduced...
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The following graphs show the response of 900-Series Biaxial Clinometers to a sudden impulse....
(Force Sensing)
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The following graphs show the response of the viscously damped 59579-02 Wide-Angle Sensor to a sudden impulse. The impulse was generated by rotating the tiltmeter through angles of 19.8 and 4.4...
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Jewell accelerometers and inclinometers are precision inertial instruments. They utilize closed loop sensor technology to produce a highly accurate output with virtually infinite resolution. The...
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These guidelines will help you achieve stable and reliable tiltmeter readings. Jewell Instruments supplies all of the installation accessories you need for an effective monitoring program....
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These guidelines will help you achieve stable and reliable tiltmeter readings. Jewell Instruments supplies all of the installation accessories you need for an effective monitoring program....
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The intent of this Technical Note is to provide an abbreviated set of commands and procedures to initially check out the functionality of a Lily Borehole Tiltmeter, and configure it for storing data...
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Tiltmeter bias (B) as defined here is the difference between the true angle and the angle reported by the tiltmeter. Think of a perfectly horizontal surface with a Jewell tiltmeter sitting on it. If...
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Monitoring Dam Performance Using Tiltmeters...
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We reviewed our repair records for all 700-Series Platform and Surface Mount Tiltmeters sold during an 11-year period between February 9,1995 and February 8, 2006 to obtain an estimate of the mean...
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The Carnegie Institution of Washington has installed two Jewell Instruments Model 510 Geodetic Borehole Tiltmeters in the sea floor east of Japan. The scientists are attempting to establish long-term...
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In 1987 we delivered a large tiltmetering system to the Ásco 2 nuclear power plant for monitoring of foundation stability. As part of the acceptance process, four surface mount tiltmeters, Models 711...
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Over the past few years, the Colorado Department of Transportation has developed a unique relationship with Jewell Instruments. Jewell is CDOT's go-to for monitoring system design, install, data...
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After an "instantaneous" rotation of a 757-Series tilt sensor, the output settles to approximately 99.9% of its new value within eight time constants. Since the sensor's time constant is 0.13-second,...
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Output and Temperature versus time....
(Tilt Sensing)
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Accurately positioning large and small telescopes has always been a difficult problem. Jewell Instruments precision tiltmeters provide a simple and effective solution. Tiltmeters are unlike...
(Tilt Sensing)
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The words tiltmeter, inclinometer and clinometer all refer to an inertially referenced device that measures angular rotation with respect to a vertical gravity vector, the most stable of all external...
(Temperature Sensing)
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Environmental temperature changes alter the mechanical and electrical characteristics of all instrumentation. Metals expand and contract, and electrical properties such as resistance and capacitance...
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You can use Applied Geomechanics Tiltmeters and Miniature Tilt Sensors to level platforms and equipment within a few microradians of true level. Here's how:...