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Deformation Monitoring by High Resolution Terrestrial Long Range Sensing

Objective

"The necessity for monitoring geo-risk areas such as rock slides is growing due to the increasing probability of such events caused by environmental change. Europe is one leader in survey technology, due to well-established providers of measurement systems and frameworks. In Europe, rock slides cause increasing damage particularly in alpine areas. DE-MONTES provides an efficient, highly automated, high-resolution, terrestrial, long range sensing measurement and analysis system which is able to monitor geo-risk (and related) objects by means of non-signalized natural target points - which is a key to such systems due to the lack of reachability and the required distance-to-the-object. Even novel sensor concepts such as terrestrial laser scanning can only cover a subset of the requirements, they limit the distance of application to 1-2 km and do not provide the ability to track individual surface points in high resolution - an important feature to detect regions of motion early enough for taking measures of protection, warning inhabitants, closing infrastructure or evacuation.
It is mostly SMEs that run services in this area, reacting with a case-by-case strategy, using conventional technology. There is no well- established market yet on this family of applications, although the occurrence of dozens of events per year indicate that a mature observation system such as DE-MONTES is overdue. DE-MONTES is the first such system to cover long range applications and it would settle a new standard of reacting to this growing field of environmental misconduct.
With the help of its research Partners, the DE-MONTES Project will build and test a productive prototype system for short-term exploitation of the SMEs involved in the Project, such that after project termination they immediately can use the system in their service portfolio, gain new business fields by exporting the system to related application areas, and can also use components of the system in related in-house R&D such as construction, archeological site survey, industrial inspection, or geo-monitoring.
The project combines methods and techniques from standard surveying, computer vision, photogrammetry, mechatronics, software engineering, and geological sciences, well covered by the academic and research partners. The main step beyond currently available techniques lies in the introduction of a novel modular suite of terrestrial visual survey sensors, namely Image Assisted Total Stations (IATS, used to perform long-range high-resolution measurements on single points) and Terrestrial long-range laser scanners (TLS, used to survey large areas).
The envisaged system, developed by the R&D partners, incorporates the sensors, their control & data processing, and a framework that enables an expert user (geodesist / geologist) to operate the software. Applications, test environments and verification procedures are provided by the SME partners."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computer vision

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 17 425
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Paar (Mr.)

Participants (6)

CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 14 107
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tomas Pajdla (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 10 600
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
NEOVISION SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 243 000
Address
Barrandova 409
143 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petr Palatka (Mr.)
GEOIMAGING LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Perikleous 47 Strovolos
2021 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stratos Stylianidis (Dr.)
DIBIT MESSTECHNIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 262 000
Address
Framsweg 16
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heiner Kontrus (Mr.)
CAUTUS GEO AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 348 468
Address
Parkveien 6A
3400 Lier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Krangnes (Mr.)