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Research on Positioning Sensors to Begin in Australia

July 17, 2019
Crane on site against a blue sky.

Monitum, a Brisbane company of professional surveyors and geologists, teamed up with researchers at Queensland University of Technology and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Center (IMCRC) to research a new satellite navigation monitoring sensor for infrastructure design and construction projects. 

Since the cost of purchasing positioning sensors restricts their viability for mass monitoring applications, the project aims to lower construction costs, create safer building practices and boost jobs in Australian manufacturing and construction. According to PACE Today, the 18-month project will use advanced Global Navigation Satellite Systems to record near-real time measurements of infrastructure projects that will be accurate and faster than using traditional measurements.

The cost of purchasing positioning sensors restricts their viability for mass monitoring applications. The project aims to produce sensors with a lower cost that will give them greater market potential for broader uses, according to the article.

“The Mthing project explores these possibilities and creates, with its next generation of cost-effective GNSS IoT solution, new avenues for other Australian construction and manufacturing businesses to investigate and adopt IoT into their operations to future-proof and ensure sustained commercial outcomes for their business–both locally and through export.”  

Source: PACE Today

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