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Title: Laser goniometer

Abstract

The laser goniometer is an apparatus which permits an operator to sight along a geologic feature and orient a collimated lamer beam to match the attitude of the feature directly. The horizontal orientation (strike) and the angle from horizontal (dip), are detected by rotary incremental encoders attached to the laser goniometer which provide a digital readout of the azimuth and tilt of the collimated laser beam. A microprocessor then translates the square wave signal encoder outputs into an ASCII signal for use by data recording equipment.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [2]
  1. Boulder, CO
  2. Lakewood, CO
  3. Littleton, CO
  4. Golden, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
OSTI Identifier:
868677
Patent Number(s):
5189799
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Secretary of (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01C - MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS
DOE Contract Number:  
AI08-78ET44802
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
laser; goniometer; apparatus; permits; operator; sight; geologic; feature; orient; collimated; lamer; beam; match; attitude; directly; horizontal; orientation; strike; angle; dip; detected; rotary; incremental; encoders; attached; provide; digital; readout; azimuth; tilt; microprocessor; translates; square; wave; signal; encoder; outputs; ascii; data; recording; equipment; collimated laser; laser beam; square wave; wave signal; laser goniometer; data recording; horizontal orientation; /33/356/

Citation Formats

Fairer, George M, Boernge, James M, Harris, David W, Campbell, DeWayne A, Tuttle, Gene E, McKeown, Mark H, and Beason, Steven C. Laser goniometer. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Fairer, George M, Boernge, James M, Harris, David W, Campbell, DeWayne A, Tuttle, Gene E, McKeown, Mark H, & Beason, Steven C. Laser goniometer. United States.
Fairer, George M, Boernge, James M, Harris, David W, Campbell, DeWayne A, Tuttle, Gene E, McKeown, Mark H, and Beason, Steven C. Fri . "Laser goniometer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868677.
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author = {Fairer, George M and Boernge, James M and Harris, David W and Campbell, DeWayne A and Tuttle, Gene E and McKeown, Mark H and Beason, Steven C},
abstractNote = {The laser goniometer is an apparatus which permits an operator to sight along a geologic feature and orient a collimated lamer beam to match the attitude of the feature directly. The horizontal orientation (strike) and the angle from horizontal (dip), are detected by rotary incremental encoders attached to the laser goniometer which provide a digital readout of the azimuth and tilt of the collimated laser beam. A microprocessor then translates the square wave signal encoder outputs into an ASCII signal for use by data recording equipment.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
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