tellurometer


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tel·lu·rom·e·ter

 (tĕl′yə-rŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
A surveying instrument that measures distance by measuring the roundtrip travel time of reflected microwaves.

tellurometer

(ˌtɛljʊˈrɒmɪtə)
n
(Surveying) surveying an electronic instrument for measuring distances of up to about 30 miles that consists of two units, one at each end of the distance to be measured, between which radio waves are transmitted
[C20: from Latin tellūs the earth + -meter]
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In July 1957 Natmap commenced field use of the Tellurometer Micro-Distancer for geodetic survey traversing (Ford, 1979).
125 The accuracy of the Tellurometer is quoted as being within 3 parts in 106 over distances of 3 to 50 km.
In later years, a tellurometer would be used for such control.