PiCUS Calliper Product description
Both our tomography methods do require exact geometry information in regards to the positioning of all measuring points in order to calculate the sonic and electric resistance tomograms. The tomograms are more precise when the positioning of the measurement points is entered as accurate as possible. The PiCUS Calliper is an instrument that helps to measure the positions of all measuring points quickly and accurately.
The geometry of a tree at the measuring level can be recorded precisely using a triangulation method. The level is split into many triangles, the lengths of all sides of which are measured. Each MP is a corner of a triangle. Two MP are part of all the triangles in a measurement. The line between these two points is called the “baseline”.
The position of the third corner of the triangle is calculated using the length of the sides. Based on one or three baselines, the x/y positions of all MP can be calculated.