Reconstruction of the Instantaneous Earth Rotation Vector with Sub-Arcsecond Resolution Using a Large Scale Ring Laser Array

André Gebauer , Monika Tercjak , Karl Ulrich Schreiber , Heiner Igel , Jan Kodet , Urs Hugentobler , Joachim Wassermann , Felix Bernauer , Chin-Jen Lin , Stefanie Donner , Sven Egdorf , Andrea Simonelli , Jon-Paul R. Wells


Absolute rotation rate sensing with extreme sensitivity requires a combination of several large scale gyroscopes in order to obtain the full vector of rotation. We report on the construction and operation of a four-component, tetrahedral laser gyroscope array as large as a five story building and situated in a near surface, underground laboratory. It is demonstrated that reconstruction of the full Earth rotation vector can be achieved with sub-arcsecond resolution over more than six weeks.
Author André Gebauer
André Gebauer,,
, Monika Tercjak (FGC / CGGA)
Monika Tercjak,,
- Chair of Geodesy and Geodetic Astronomy
, Karl Ulrich Schreiber
Karl Ulrich Schreiber,,
, Heiner Igel
Heiner Igel,,
, Jan Kodet
Jan Kodet,,
, Urs Hugentobler
Urs Hugentobler,,
, Joachim Wassermann
Joachim Wassermann,,
, Felix Bernauer
Felix Bernauer,,
, Chin-Jen Lin
Chin-Jen Lin,,
, Stefanie Donner
Stefanie Donner,,
et al.`
Journal seriesPhysical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, e-ISSN 1079-7114
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3100 General Physics and Astronomy
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)200
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 200.0, 25-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 2.464; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 9.227 (2) - 2018=8.313 (5)
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