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Accurate and instantaneous subsea 3D measurement by use of laser projection and parallelized close range photogrammetry

Objective

The project focus on enabling greater competitiveness and internationalization to the large groups of European SMEs in the shipbuilder and -repair sector and oil and gas industry, by making available a new tool for accurate and instantaneous 3D measurement. This new tool, the 3DMultiCam, will enable us to provide a new and value-added service we have identified an industrial need for in the market.

We will develop the 3DMultiCam based on the current state-of-the art, and plan to:
- Cut computer data processing time to a fraction by optimization and parallelization of the photogrammetry software compared to present solutions.
- Integrate a camera calibration device on the 3DMultiCam system, by placing a remotely operated calibrating reference plate connected to the camera frame.
- Include an innovative laser grid generator which projects a highly focused and water particle insensitive laser grid on the target, thus avoid disturbing the integrity of the object to be measured and save time.
- Illuminate the target with a novel laser or led light system insensitive to disturbing water particles, and thus ensure maximum detection of natural points and thereby increased resolution and reduce noise/errors.
- Achieve instantaneous measurement by photographing the target with several synchronized cameras. The cameras are controlled by a camera control system which synchronizes the digital photos, stores them and sends them to the surface near real-time.
- Attach the cameras, laser and control system to a rigid frame that keeps the geometry of the cameras with a very high degree of accuracy. The frame will also be light and collapsible for easy, fast and economical transport.
- Achieve an accuracy in the subsea measurement of at least 0.1mm.

The partnership behind this proposal constitutes an entire value-chain for delivering both the tool to the market and serving the identified industrial need.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SME-COOP
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Funding Scheme

Cooperative - SMEs-Co-operative research contracts

Coordinator

TORDIVEL AS
Address
Storgata 20
Oslo
Norway

Participants (11)

LASEROPTRONIX AB
Sweden
Address
Enhagsslingan 223
Taby
IDEAL TEKNOLOJI BILISIM COZUMLERI A.S.
Turkey
Address
Cumhuriyet Cad.,yeniparsel Sokak, B-blok,no:20
Kavacik-istanbul
MEDIALAS LASERPRODUCTS GMBH
Germany
Address
Hoelzlestr. 13
Balingen-engstlatt
BTT AUTOMATYKA SP.Z O.O.
Poland
Address
Fishera 14
Gdansk
CT OFFSHORE APS
Denmark
Address
Jernbanegade 32
Otterup
BLOM MARITIME AS,
Norway
Address
Gauselveien 90
Stavanger
ESTALEIROS NAVAIS DE VIANA DO CASTELO, SA
Portugal
Address
Av Praia Norte
530 Viana Do Castelo
BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Chertsey Road
Sunbury-on-thames
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
Address
Akersveien 24C St Hanshaugen
2608 Oslo
PERA INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Pera Innovation Park, Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
Address
Hogskoleringen 7A
Trondheim