Satellite surveying in construction machine control systems

key words: machine control, Real Time Kinematic GPS, Real Time Network, latency


In recent years there has been a significant increase in engagement in the works associated with the development and modernization of communication in-frastructure in Poland. In the case of road transport, automation of the construction process is increasingly being used to handle the investment. Construction ma-chinery control systems, which generally restrict the participation of a surveyor in the works on the building site, are commonly being used.
The paper characterizes the types of construction machine control systems, the types of sensors which are used, and their application related to the machines on which they are mounted. Technological aspects of surveying services for road investments based on satellite surveys have been presented here: static developed in post-processing, Real Time Kinematic GPS and the currently most popular Real Time Network.
The achievable accuracy and reliability of the determined position decides about the scope of use of satellite surveys in the construction machine control sys-tems. Taking into consideration the movement of a construction machine, the analysis of the latency influence of the machine body position determined from the satellite surveys in real time on the accuracy of the conducted construction works, gains special importance. These issues have been comprised in the paper.


Uznański A. 2012. Satellite surveying in construction machine control systems. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2012/ 01 (2 (Jun 2012))