A FULL UNDERGROUND GOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
The LiDAR- and UGPS-based underground tunnel positioning (LUTP) system performs mine scanning, mapping and positioning. The portable mobile mapping unit pinpoints the exact location of miners, drillers, surveyors, and autonomous truck or robotic drills, and allows users to plan their routes precisely according to tunnel maps.
A GPS for Underground
The inability to access satellite-based global positioning data in underground environments has created many challenges for the mining sector, particularly in terms of miners' safety, materials tracking, fleet management, autonomous-truck deployment and drill automation. Our competitor's LiDAR-based product can only scan the tunnel and create a map from the point cloud, but cannot obtain local relative positioning and far from earth-based absolute global positioning data.
Our LUTP system has two major components: a scanning unit to scan the physical surface for point-cloud acquisition and generate a map in 3D space; and a portable UGPS receiver, carried by the user, fixed to the drilling rig, or mounted on the truck,to provide real-time local and/or global positioning information that will update the existing maps. This is a complete underground replica of a satellite-based GPS.
One single scan
Real time position
Real time update
Underground Positioning System Applications
Underground mine applications
- Mapping and scanning
- Underground worker positioning
- Autonomous truck navigation
- Material delivery automation
- Fleet tracking and collision avoidance
- Mine digitalization