Sensor and Structure Azimuth


Establishing the Sensor and Structure Azimuth will transform the orientation of the Northing/Easting and Transverse/Longitudinal Axis respectively.

The Northing/Easting Axis will have to be established for sensors that measure displacement but do not inherently calculate North/East. Define this with Sensor Azimuth.

The Transverse/Longitudinal Axis is a definable axis that allows you to point it in any desired orientation. Define this with Structure Azimuth.



Structure and Sensor Azimuth are initially set to 0. This will default the Northing/Easting and Transverse/Longitudinal calculations to be aligned with the Y/X axis as seen below:



Sensor Azimuth will be measured by the physical indicator on each sensor. See sensor details to find out what the indicator is for your specific sensor. The Y/X axis will always be set relative to the Indicator.


Sensor Azimuth - Northing / Easting

In a sensor that does not inherently calculate North/East, in order for the Northing and Easting calculations to represent actual Northing and Easting, you will need to specify the sensor azimuth. Sensor Azimuth is the number of degrees the Indicator is from North in a clockwise direction. See the examples below for common orientations. 


Use a compass to measure how many degrees the indicator is from north to find the sensor azimuth. 


Structure Azimuth - Transverse / Longitudinal

The Transverse and Longitudinal axis will point in a direction that is dependent on the Structure Azimuth entered. This is a definable axis that allows you to point it in any desired orientation. It is useful for finding movement in the direction of a specific structure or any point of reference. Transverse+ will point in the direction defined by Structure Azimuth. Azimuth is the number of degrees measured from North, clockwise.

*Note: North/East must be established

Below shows an example of a Levee sloping downward to the Northeast. If you would like tilt calculations directly related to that downward sloping face, set the Structure Azimuth to 45° and the Transverse/Longitudinal Axis will shift to match. Now, movement in the Transverse+ direction will directly represent movement down the slope of the Levee.

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