Investigation of the performance capabilities of kinematic measurement systems


  • Assessment of the performance, including the temporal component
  • Development of common criteria for the different instruments (manufacturer)
  • Inclusion of the GUM (Guide to the expression of Uncertainty in Measurement) for the kinematic range
  • Optimisation with regard to the scope of application


Status of Work

For the determination of a movement known as the fourth parameter of the trajectory, time plays a major role. Therefore, in the overall robotic tachymeter system, it is necessary to investigate the synchronisation and sensors of the individual subsystems more accurately. With a developed 4-D calibration system, time delays of the individual parameters can be determined.


Future Work

The determined time delays for the discrete positions of the time-referenced rotating arm must be analysed while the corresponding development of a calibration is sought. This is part of the research project for dynamic calibration.



Depenthal C. (2012):
Die kinematische Leistungsfähigkeit des iGPS.
AVN, s. 70-72.

Depenthal, C. (2010): Path Tracking with iGPS.
Int. Conf. Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), 15-17 Sept. 2010, p. 1 - 6, pdf

Depenthal C. (2009):
Entwicklung eines zeitreferenzierten 4-D-Kalibrier- und Prüfsystems für kinematische optische Messsysteme.
München, Bayer. Akademie d. Wissenschaften, Deutsche Geodätische Kommission (DGK), Reihe C, Heft-Nr. 627. 2009.
to the Internet publication

Hennes, M. (2003):
Systemeigenschaften von Robottachymetern im Nahbereich - Untersuchungen am Beispiel von Leica-Instrumenten.
Flächenmanagement und Bodenordnung (FuB), 6/2003, S. 300-310.
(article in PDF - German)


Working Group

Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Ulrich



Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann