Laser Augmentation: Adds Precision

March 2006
Construction Bulletin;3/17/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 11, p4
Trade Publication
The article discusses the precision ability, usage and the mechanism of laser augmentation. It can increase precision when it is used for GPS-based 3-D grade control systems. Contractors today has the choice to use robotic total station 3-D system. The use of laser augmentation can increase vertical accuracy to 0.01 foot to 0.02 foot. To make it work it requires a laser transmitter, a standard rotating laser usually set up on a tripod. Its extensive use could be seen on motor graders, however contractors also use lasers exclusively for its advantages.


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