Digitization of optical lever instruments

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G. Romeo


Some classical old-fashioned instruments (such as the Wood-Anderson seismometers), as well as some modern instruments (like the all-quartz made Verbaandert-Melchior tiltmeters), conventionally require an impractical recording system obtained by a photographic drum recorder in a darkroom. Simple electronic equipment (made by readily available, low cost electronics) may help in using such kind of instruments allowing a useful digital recording. This will reduce the time-hour in data acquisition and storage (and the manual error), and will increase the accuracy. The theory of operations and some results obtained using the described equipment are shown.

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Romeo G. Digitization of optical lever instruments. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2000Dec.25 [cited 2022Aug.15];43(3). Available from: https://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/view/3657