103-0767-00L  Engineering Geodesy Lab

SemesterAutumn Semester 2014
LecturersA. Wieser, P. Theiler
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractDevelopment of concepts and solutions for challenging tasks in Engineering Geodesy using real-world examples
ObjectiveThe students learn to develop, assess and realize concepts and solutions for real-world problems in Engineering Geodesy. They advance the knowledge and skills which they have acquired in relation with geodetic metrology, engineering geodesy. They establish links between these subjects. Particular attention is paid to the selection of appropriate sensors and measurement systems, selection of appropriate measurement and data processing methods, end-to-end quality control, fulfillment of non-technical criteria, and to the documentation of the work.
ContentTwo to three actual real-world problems are chosen for this lab depending on the number, background and experience of the students. If possible the problems are chosen in connection with current research projects within the Geosensors and Engineering Geodesy Group. Examples of such problems are:

- high-precision transfer of coordinates and orientation through a long vertical shaft
- monitoring of the deformation of an ice-palace
- development of a 2D-machine-control-and guidance system
- bridge vibration monitoring
Lecture notesPublications and documents are made available as needed depending on the selected tasks.
Literature- Möser, M. et al. (2000): Handbuch Ingenieurgeodäsie, Grundlagen. Wichmann, Heidelberg.
- Heunecke et al. (2013): Handbuch Ingenieurgeodäsie, Auswertung geodätischer Überwachungsmessungen. 2. Aufl., Wichmann, Heidelberg.
- Schofield, W. and Breach, M. (2007): Engineering Surveying. 6th Edition, CRC, Boca Raton, USA.
- Caspary, W.F. (2000): Concepts of Network and Deformation Analysis. School of Geomatic Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Prerequisites / NoticeSuccessful participation in the lab requires knowledge and experiences conveyed within the related course "Engineering Geodesy". Students who have not already passed that course and who are not participating in that course will only be admitted to the lab after discussion with the instructors.

If the timetable of the participants allows it, the 2-hourly lab units will be combined to individual full-time units.