Geomatics Facility

FACILITY CHARACTERISTICS

The Facility’s scope of activity includes the use of digital measurement techniques in the process of three-dimensional inventory of objects in the general geographical space. The Facility concentrates competencies in the field of photogrammetry, remote sensing and geomatics, in three areas: digitization and 3d mapping, geomatics and navigation, 3d printing.

Digitization and 3D mapping

The Facility has TLS (Terrestial Laser Scanner) and SfM (Structure from Motion) laser 3D scanners at its disposal. Structured-light 3D scanners allow for mapping the shape and dimensions of small-sized objects with measurement accuracy of up to 0.03 mm, while the use of laser scanning technology enables the collection of this information with an accuracy of 0.8 mm at a distance of up to 10m, so it is possible to accurately map objects with a larger volume. The hardware resources of the Facility are complemented by specialized software for multivariate processing and analysis of the acquired data.

Geomatics and Navigation

The Facility conducts research on the practical application of GNSS technology – Global Navigation Satellite System. The use of available methods for collection and processing of navigation signals (DGNSS – Differential GPS, A-GNSS – Assisted GNSS) from various systems (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BEIDOU) allows not only for precise positioning anywhere on Earth, but also for the distribution of a uniform time scale, remote sensing or atmosphere research (atmospheric tomography). Hardware part of the laboratory includes a network of GNSS receivers which enable to perform real-time measurements in DGNSS and AGNSS modes. The Facility also has specialized software for analysis and processing of geospatial data – GIS (Geographic Information System) at its disposal.

3D printing

The Facility’s hardware resources enable the implementation of full-color 3D printing of gypsum powder (calcium sulphate) objects, printing of objects using the polymer resin curing method and printing of plastic objects by shaping the molten mixture – it is possible to adjust the technology to the needs of specific research areas, determine the desired accuracy, strength and cost efficiency. Research in this field includes the preparation and processing of virtual models for various 3D printing techniques.

ACTIVITY

Digitization and 3D mapping

  • Finished product quality control – verification of dimensions in terms of compliance with technical documentation.
  • Support of medical processes – in diagnostics, preoperative imaging; preparation of implants, prostheses and orthoses; verification of body changes; body examination; customization of accessories for the disabled.
  • Shape preservation of ephemeral, perishable items – digitization of items whose protection, conservation or other way of preserving the shape and image would be impossible or unprofitable.
  • Support for such scientific fields as archeology or anthropology in creation of digital documentation.

Geomatics and Navigation

  • Transportation and logistics – precise location all over the globe with availability > 95%
  • Robotics and autonomous devices – precise, real-time navigation with a positioning frequency of up to 20Hz
  • Geodesy and geotechnics – displacement measurements implementation for structures and geotechnical objects
  • Finance and banking – global distribution of precise time scale
  • Construction and engineering – monitoring the influence of operational conditions on the spatial stability of the structure
  • SMART CITY, 4.0 Industry – continuous data stream for optimization systems, e.g. intelligent transport

3D printing

  • Rapid prototyping
  • Creation of preview models and visualizations of three-dimensional projects
  • Geometry reconstruction of damaged or destroyed objects

EQUIPMENT UNIQUENESS

The facility has the latest measuring equipment in the field of 3D scanning, photogrammetry and GNSS at its disposal.

STAFF

A team with many years of experience in the field of 3D scanning, whose portfolio includes projects of objects digitization such as historical buildings, human remains or contemporary art exhibits.

The work of the Facility in the GNSS field is led by a team experienced in the use of GNSS technology in applications such as: geodetic displacement monitoring; precise vehicle navigation; GNSS signal jamming.

Facility Expert

Maciej Wrona, PhD, Eng.
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