[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100946]
Researchers Prof Ian Reid; Dr Tat-Jun Chin; Mr James Howarth
Brief description The creation of high quality survey data is integral to productivity and and safety in mining and mining exploration. The current state-of-the-art in mine surveying involves scanning from a number of fixed points using laser range-finding equipment (LIDAR). The aim of this project is to develop camera systems and computer vision algorithms to improve the speed and accuracy of this digital mapping of mines, to allow accurate mapping in locations denied GPS, and in locations where LIDAR cannot be deployed. The project will develop methods to assess these data to detect long-term trends such as shifts in mine drives which may be indicative of stress build-up. The new technology will thus impact both productivity and safety within mining.
Funding Amount 240000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects