Electronic Distance Measurement

An Introduction

  • J. M. Rüeger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 222-266

About this book


The book has evolved from the author's continuing teaching of the subject and from two editions of a text of the same title. The first edition was published in 1978 by the School of Surveying, Universi­ ty of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Like its predecessors, this totally revised third edition is designed to make the subject matter more readily available to students proceeding to degrees in Survey­ ing and related fields. At the same time, it is a comprehensive refer­ ence book for all surveyors as well as for other professionals and scientists who use electronic distance measurement as a measuring tool. Great emphasis is placed on the understanding of measure­ ment principles and on proper reduction and calibration pro­ cedures. It comprises an extensive collection of essential formulae, useful tables and numerous literature references. After a review of the history of EDM instruments in Chapter 1, some fundamental laws of physics and units relevant to EDM are revised in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 discusses the principles and applica­ tions of the pulse method, the phase difference method, the Doppler technique and includes an expanded section on interferometers. The basic working principles of electro-optical and microwave distance meters are presented in Chapter 4, with special emphasis on modu­ lation/demodulation techniques and phase measurement systems. Important properties of infrared emitting and lasing diodes are discussed.


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Authors and affiliations

  • J. M. Rüeger
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  1. 1.School of SurveyingUniversity of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51523-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97196-9
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