New angular-based Bluetooth 5.1 Low Energy Technologies Were Recently Described in the BTSIG's 5.1 AoA and AoD discussion as they relate to positional/directional applications. I am here exploring the potential for these technologies and standards for Archaeology and Metal Detecting.
Somewhere in Jessamine County, Kentucky, there lies a Garrett Pinpointer. Lost in 2012, it is surely ruined now by snow, rain and ice. And perhaps was eaten or smashed by a cow. Or something. At $120 a pop, these things are not cheap – and losing something like this can disrupt our precious detecting time.
The European Space Agency’s Galileo system went live today after a bunch of rocket launches and billions in investment. Sources say the system will be one of the most accurate positioning systems ever built and offer a pathway for inexpensive cm-level accuracy in all devices through new chips. This will advance the state of the
What would the constraints be on a metal detector to detect, with confidence, a bullet flying by its coils and sensors? This is a fun thought experiment of what it might take to build and operate such a thing.
You can incorporate detectors into anything into which you can isolate a transmitting and receiving coil connected to circuitry/software to manage the electromagnetic signals and look for variations to alert on. You would need a sophisticated technology to ground balance the detector on the fly since it’s pointed into the soil and you have
Excellent new presentation from Terry Brock (Montpelier Foundation) and Lynne Goldstein of MSU on use of Social Media by Archaeologists presented at the Institute on Digital Archaeology Method & Practice at MSU August 17-22, 2015. Social Media and Archaeology: Where Does it Fit and Why Should We Participate? from Terry Brock