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DMT and DLR to present new surveying tool

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On 6 September 2016, DMT and DLR are presenting their newly developed, innovative and GNSS-independent measuring system DMT Pilot 3D at Hamburg's shipping fair SMM.

The mobile system DMT Pilot 3D, originally developed for the Mars missions, offers a wide range of application possibilities, in particular for all kinds of inspection and 3D surveying requiring fast accurate measurements where satellite-based navigation is not or insufficiently available. In the case of ship inspection, the system can be used to record and automatically position inspection photos in a previously created 3D computer model of the vessel. The system, however, can also be applied in a number of other fields, including mining or underground infrastructure projects, the forestry sector and in almost all industrial installation and building projects.

"The inspection and 3D surveying system DMT Pilot 3D has the potential to significantly reduce the effort involved in documenting the results of structural inspections of ships - while at the same time increasing the quality", said Dr Christian Cabos, Head of Information Management Technologies at the auditing and classification company DNV GL. "We are already in a position to integrate the results of ship inspections in our inspection software ShipManager Hull."

As a pilot user of the GNSS-independent inspection and 3D surveying system, DNV GL has been closely involved since the beginning in developing the system specifically for customers in the shipping industry, to create a flexible and user-friendly product.

The DMT Pilot 3D system is being developed in a long-term technological partnership with the German Aerospace Centre and the other partners ivii and VINS in close cooperation with end-users. Within this partnership, DMT has taken on overall responsibility for the system and has the task of manufacturing the DMT Pilot 3D system and coordinating the global marketing activities.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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