The Beauty of Measuring
The LiPAD®-100 demonstrates a synthesis between aerospace technology and civil engineering. This small, handy device incorporates high-tech instruments such as fibre-optic gyroscopes and MEMS-based accelerometers and is used for taking alignment and condition monitoring measurements requiring the highest degree of precision. For example, checking dams during bridge construction, working underground or in other GPS restricted environments.
Northrop Grumman - LiPAD-100
How can sensitive core technology be transformed into a product that can withstand the extremely high physical stresses of large construction sites? Can such seemingly contradictory properties as precision and robustness be combined in one device?
Tougher than competing models, the construction of the LiPAD®-100 ensures that, unlike similar devices, it does not have to be handled like a fragile, uncooked egg. It has been equipped with rubber buffers, waterproof seals and a stable handle, so that an unintentional fall on hard ground, exposure to rain showers or being dropped into a puddle cannot harm the device. Stable operation, even under the toughest of conditions, is therefore guaranteed and when it comes to design, the LiPAD®-100 strikes the perfect balance between rough machine tools and delicate precision instruments.
Battery and Connectivity
Because things have to be done quickly on construction sites, the battery can be easily removed with a single trigger. Device control and data display are performed conveniently via a specially developed Android app and via Bluetooth, the LiPAD®-100 transmits all data wirelessly in an instant.
Clever Design, all Around
We have even taught the LiPAD®-100 do to what we like to think of as a kind of yoga; protecting the precisely anodized aluminum base plate from damage if the device ever needs to be placed on an uneven surface.