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", says 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.
DMT Pilot 3D will also be exhibited at the upcoming ISM International Congress for
Mine Surveying in Brisbane, Australia (6-9 September 2016), the Intergeo in
Hamburg, Germany (11-13 October 2016) and the Colloquium on Abandoned Mining
in Goslar, Germany (10-12 November 2016).
Dr. Alexander Born
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Tel.: +49 30 67055-155
DMT GmbH & Co. KG
Am Technologiepark 1
45307 Essen, Germany
Tel.: +49 201 172-1969