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Instrument: Modified LaCoste-Romberg S56 Gravimeter

Name Modified LaCoste-Romberg S56 Gravimeter
Acronym LaCoste-Romberg-Gravimeter
Manufacturer LaCoste-Romberg/ZLS Corp.
Manufacturer website
Operated by AWI
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Other
Acronym Other

Principle of operation

Measured parameter
Operating principle

Measurement(s) Thermodynamics

Dimension and weight

External dimension gravimeter 80x110x80 control unit 20x50x50 Laptop 35x35x30 UPS 35x20x50 Data acquisisiton computer 20x 50x40
Weight 145.0


Operating mode Remote sensing






modified by ZLS Corp

Operational restriction

Requires constant flight level during operation due to invoked filter .
Roll limited to 15 Degree.

Operational requirements

290 W 230 V AC
50 W 230 V AC

Gravimeter needs to heated between survey flights.

Certification approvals

Polar2 and Polar4

Additional information

LaCoste-Romberg strap-down gravimeter: zero-length spring connected with a beam

Access, host and processing


Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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