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Interactive Media Systems, TU Wien

Real-time Tunneling Measurement based on Infrared Optical Tracking

Research project in the area of Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Keywords: Tunnel Measurement System, Realtime Infrared Optical Tracking.

About this Project

This project develops a system to perform tunneling measurement in real time based on optical infrared tracking. This stereo measurement system, called RTMIOT, will be able to track and determine the 3D-coordinates of several static as well as moving optical targets in real time and can be used to measure and monitor the tunnel advance.

For measurements in a tunnel it is a subtask of the tunneling measurement system to assure the correct geometrical control of all tunneling activities. Due to the rapidly increasing automation of the tunnel construction in the last years, tasks in the field of positioning and controlling of construction vehicles and robots must be fulfilled as well. These tasks require novel measurement systems to determine the position of targets in real time. Furthermore these systems should be capable in the future to capture multiple objects (machines, robots, construction workers) at the same time as well as moving objects.

With RTMIOT the first fundamental requirements will be fulfilled to achieve the future goal of automated positioning and control of construction vehicles.

Project Partners

Geodata Ziviltechniker GmbH (Leoben, Austria)

Funding provided by

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

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