3D data acquisition and automated data interpretation
In the »Object and Shape Detection« business unit, systems are developed for 3D detection of the geometry and location of objects. As a rule, the detection takes place from moving platforms and extends over a wide distance range – from tenths of a millimeter to the 100-metre range. The focus is on the research and development of very fast and robust measuring systems based on time-of-flight measurement technology or camera systems.
The spectrum of our customized measuring systems ranges from highly complex multispectral laser scanners to smartphones as measuring devices, which we equip with specially developed software for this purpose.
When evaluating data, we take advantage of the opportunities offered by current groundbreaking developments in machine learning. This enables us to extract maximum information from measurement data and to gain new information from existing measurement results. Our turnkey systems consist of high-precision measuring devices with downstream automated data evaluation.
Our offer in the imaging object and shape detection includes
- Development of tailor-made measuring systems
- Software development along the entire 3D data process chain
- Technology consulting and evaluation
- Feasibility studies and aptitude tests
- Contract measurements
- Simulation of optics, electronics, mechanics and thermal distribution
Systems in operation
Examples of our developments are hand-held and industrially used measuring instruments from companies such as Bosch, Tesari or Siko. Our laser scanners are used by leading 3D measurement technology providers such as FARO, by Deutsche Bahn (DB), Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) and ten other railway operators worldwide on three continents. The German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) uses our measuring systems as reference devices. These scanner systems are world leaders in terms of measurement speed and accuracy and are continuously being further developed using highly integrated and low-cost components from communication electronics.