Optimal Installation


The Geocube system works in various situations. Nevertheless, installing the system carefully is of paramount importance to optimize the continuous and precise operation of your project.

Fixed Geocube #

In order for the algorithm to process data, you need to define a fixed/reference Geocube, which will be used as a reference in the calculation.

As this Geocube is used for the calculation of all the associated mobile Geocubes, particular attention must be paid to its installation.

The fixed Geocube is exactly the same hardware as those used as mobile Geocubes. His installation and location need nevertheless to comply with a number of attributes :
  • Positioned outside the monitored area (bridge, building, landslide, etc.)
  • Positioned on a stable location with very little or no movement (foundation, boulder, etc.)
  • Have a clear sky view (true of all Geocubes but even more sensitive for the fixed Geocube). In addition, the nearby environment has to be as constant as possible during the whole operation of the system.

All Geocubes #

  • If possible, place Geocubes where there is a maximum sky view. A poor sky view might induce a loss in precision, while a very poor environment might lead to discontinuity in the calculations.
  • Avoid nearby metal/glass structures since they reflect satellite signals (multipaths)
  • Check radio connections are robust enough for the whole network using the Geoscope and Geosight
  • Placing Geocubes a meter above ground-level enhances radio connections and often improves satellite reception. It also prevents snow from piling up on the Geocube.
  • The GNSS Antenna of the Geocube is located at the center of the top of the casing. Don’t place anything on this area (tape, label, etc.) as this would hamper the GNSS reception of the Geocube.

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