Reconstruction of a Torsion Balance and the Results of the Test Measurements

  • L. VölgyesiEmail author
  • Z. Ultmann
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 136)


During recent investigations concerning geodetic applications of the torsion balance measurements several problems arose, which required performing new torsion balance measurements. For that reason an Eötvös-Rybár (Auterbal) torsion balance, which has been out of operation for many decades, was reconstructed and modernized. The scale reading has been automated and its accuracy has been improved by using CCD sensors. Calibration and processing of field measurements were computerized to meet today’s requirements. Test measurements have shown that this instrument was able to work according to the expectations of our age.


Vertical Gradient Horizontal Gradient Gravity Gradient Torsion Balance Geophysical Institute 
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Our investigations are supported by the National Scientific Research Fund (OTKA K-76231).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geodesy and Surveying, Faculty of Civil EngineeringBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Research Group of Physical Geodesy and Geodynamics of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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