Fair Stuttgart  /  09/17/2019  -  09/19/2019


Knowledge and Action for Planet Earth


Fraunhofer IPM
Hall 1, Booth G1.001

Our topics

At Fraunhofer IPM, we cover the entire 3D data process chain for mapping, analyzing and visualizing the 3D geometries and positions of objects. For this purpose, we develop laser scanners as well as custom-made lighting and camera systems. These devices are able to perform measurements with high levels of speed and precision, particularly from moving platforms. Measurement data are evaluated in a fully automated process and interpreted by specially developed software. To this end, we employ techniques from the field of artificial intelligence (AI), such as deep learning. Data that are edited and visualized for specific applications provide experts with a sound basis for decision-making, for instance where the planning of infrastructure is concerned.

We focus specifically on speed, robustness and a long service life of the systems. Objects and shapes are mapped three-dimensionally with a wide range of sizes covered — from a few centimeters to a scale of some 100 meters. The measurement systems are in use worldwide, their tasks ranging from monitoring rail infrastructure to surveying road surfaces. New areas of application include mobile data collection both from the air and underwater.

This year Fraunhofer IPM introduces its new tunnel inspection system TIS as a live demonstrator. TIS for the first time allows high resolution, fast and non-contact measurement of moisture and geometry with one single system.