Overview of Science Equipment
- The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.
- Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) base station
- Surveyors, GIS users, engineers, scientists, and the public at large that collect GPS data can use CORS data to improve the precision of their positions.
- A laser rangefinder is a device which uses a laser beam to determine the distance to an object.
- A 3D laser scanner is a device that analyzes a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance. The collected data can then be used to construct digital, three dimensional models.
- The total station is an electronic theodolite (transit) integrated with an electronic distance meter (EDM) to read slope distances from the instrument to a particular point.
- An instrument used for measuring the local gravitational field of the Earth.
- A magnetometer is used to measure the strength or direction of a magnetic field
- Access to four ANSS strong motion stations w/ Gurlap CMG5 sensors
- 24-channel seismic refraction system with 4.5 Hz sensors, both vertical and horizontal
- Used for excavation purposes to map the bedrock depth and evaluation rock rippability.
- Direct/residual shear testing strength testing apparatus
- Used by geotechnical engineers to measure the shear strength properties of soil, or rock material, or of discontinuties in soil or rock masses.
- Consolidation testing apparatus
- Apparatus used to test how consolidated soils are
- Variety of Soil sampling equipment
- Shear vane
- An instrument that takes direct readings of shear strength of a material
- A device to test the strength of a material such as soil.
- Equipment for liquid, plastic, and elastic limit testing for soils
- Sieve sets for engineering and agricultural soil classification