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The Trimble UX5 UAS captures images over a quarry. The aerial solution can provide temporally dense imagery at low cost and minimal disruption to normal production activities. Imagery is combined with ground control to produce georeferenced 3D surface models. energy, transportation, civil infrastructure and natural resources are looking with interest at the rapid emergence and adoption of unmanned solutions. Smart electronic solutions – from design to finished products Cicor is a leading international high-tech industrial group active in advanced microelectronics, substrates and electronic solutions. The group offers complete outsourcing services and a broad range of innovative technologies, electronics and a wide range of production options from PCB assembly, system assembly, box-building, toolmaking and plastic injection molding. With 11 production sites and more than 20 representative offices worldwide, the group supplies high-quality custom-made solutions to its clients worldwide. cicor.com based on user inputs for resolution and data density. To provide additional detail, a raster digital surface model (developed from the generated point cloud) can be refined by using interpolation routines, noise filtering, edge modeling and outlier detection. The filtering algorithms are tuned to eliminate noise in the digital surface model while preserving small or subtle vertical features. Mine engineers and geologists use 3D models to verify production quantities (comparing to truck counts and other methods) and to plan and design excavation and construction. These activities, common to mine operations, often require specialized analytic tools such as draping orthomosaics over the 3D surfaces as well as profiling, contouring, point cloud editing and volume computations. By blending these functions with the rigorous photogrammetric computations, the Trimble Business Center software reduces overall time to result and reduces risks related to data transfer among multiple external packages. Design information such as new excavations, slopes and haul roads can be loaded into computers onboard mine machinery. The georeferenced 3D data supports GNSS-based automated machine control for bulldozers, excavators and drilling equipment. The circle is closed when the UAS takes flight to measure the result of the next round of production and construction. In addition to mining and earthworks, the combination of UAS and photogrammetric technologies is attractive in applications where frequent, high-resolution measurement of large or difficult-too-access areas is required. Industries including agriculture, Europe Advanced Microelectronics & Substrates T +41 32 843 05 00 info-europe@cicor.com Electronic Solutions T +41 71 913 73 73 info-europe@cicor.com America Cicor Americas Ltd. T +1 617 576 2005 info-americas@cicor.com Asia Cicor Asia Pte Ltd. T +65 6546 16 60 info-asia@cicor.com Head office T +41 43 811 44 05 info@cicor.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe May 2015 35


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