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POIS, a Low Cost Tilt and Position Sensor: Design and First Tests.

Artese G, Perrelli M, Artese S, Meduri S, Brogno N - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: An integrated sensor for the measurement and monitoring of position and inclination, characterized by low cost, small size and low weight, has been designed, realized and calibrated at the Geomatics Lab of the University of Calabria.The sensor can be released with different accuracy and range of measurement, by choosing bubble vials with different characteristics.The instrument is provided with a computer, which can be programmed so as to independently perform the processing of the data collected by a single sensor or a by a sensor network, and to transmit, consequently, alert signals if the thresholds determined by the monitoring center are exceeded.

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Affiliation: Civil Engineering Department, University of Calabria, Via Bucci Cubo 45B, 87036 Rende, Italy. g.artese@unical.it.

ABSTRACT
An integrated sensor for the measurement and monitoring of position and inclination, characterized by low cost, small size and low weight, has been designed, realized and calibrated at the Geomatics Lab of the University of Calabria. The design of the prototype, devoted to the monitoring of landslides and structures, was aiming at realizing a fully automated monitoring instrument, able to send the data acquired periodically or upon request by a control center through a bidirectional transmission protocol. The sensor can be released with different accuracy and range of measurement, by choosing bubble vials with different characteristics. The instrument is provided with a computer, which can be programmed so as to independently perform the processing of the data collected by a single sensor or a by a sensor network, and to transmit, consequently, alert signals if the thresholds determined by the monitoring center are exceeded. The bidirectional transmission also allows the users to vary the set of the monitoring parameters (time of acquisition, duration of satellite acquisitions, thresholds for the observed data). In the paper, hardware and software of the sensor are described, along with the calibration, the results of laboratory tests and of the first in field acquisitions.

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Mentions: POIS (Figure 1) is a versatile sensor, designed for the monitoring of landslide slopes and for the control of movements and tilt of structures. For this reason, several possible configurations are available, with different levels of accuracy. The sensor is basically composed by: (a) an inclination module, based on two spirit levels and a camera; and (b) a positioning module. The data processing is executed by a computer and the data transfer is performed by a transceiver, through a bidirectional protocol.


POIS, a Low Cost Tilt and Position Sensor: Design and First Tests.

Artese G, Perrelli M, Artese S, Meduri S, Brogno N - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

The main components of the sensor POIS.
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sensors-15-10806-f001: The main components of the sensor POIS.
Mentions: POIS (Figure 1) is a versatile sensor, designed for the monitoring of landslide slopes and for the control of movements and tilt of structures. For this reason, several possible configurations are available, with different levels of accuracy. The sensor is basically composed by: (a) an inclination module, based on two spirit levels and a camera; and (b) a positioning module. The data processing is executed by a computer and the data transfer is performed by a transceiver, through a bidirectional protocol.

Bottom Line: An integrated sensor for the measurement and monitoring of position and inclination, characterized by low cost, small size and low weight, has been designed, realized and calibrated at the Geomatics Lab of the University of Calabria.The sensor can be released with different accuracy and range of measurement, by choosing bubble vials with different characteristics.The instrument is provided with a computer, which can be programmed so as to independently perform the processing of the data collected by a single sensor or a by a sensor network, and to transmit, consequently, alert signals if the thresholds determined by the monitoring center are exceeded.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Civil Engineering Department, University of Calabria, Via Bucci Cubo 45B, 87036 Rende, Italy. g.artese@unical.it.

ABSTRACT
An integrated sensor for the measurement and monitoring of position and inclination, characterized by low cost, small size and low weight, has been designed, realized and calibrated at the Geomatics Lab of the University of Calabria. The design of the prototype, devoted to the monitoring of landslides and structures, was aiming at realizing a fully automated monitoring instrument, able to send the data acquired periodically or upon request by a control center through a bidirectional transmission protocol. The sensor can be released with different accuracy and range of measurement, by choosing bubble vials with different characteristics. The instrument is provided with a computer, which can be programmed so as to independently perform the processing of the data collected by a single sensor or a by a sensor network, and to transmit, consequently, alert signals if the thresholds determined by the monitoring center are exceeded. The bidirectional transmission also allows the users to vary the set of the monitoring parameters (time of acquisition, duration of satellite acquisitions, thresholds for the observed data). In the paper, hardware and software of the sensor are described, along with the calibration, the results of laboratory tests and of the first in field acquisitions.

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