TU Graz,Institute of Engineering Geodesy and Measurement Systems (TUG-IGMS)
01.06.2021 – 31.05.2023
Laura Essl, Rainer Prüller
Structures of critical infrastructure need to be continuously monitored to record the general condition or to indicate the need for repair. Through these measures, damage prevention is achieved, thereby increasing the lifetime, and reducing the costs of rehabilitation.
Monitoring of structures has traditionally been carried out by geodetic engineering methods. The increasing requirements for capacity and durability of infrastructure pose a growing logistical and economic challenge. Within the framework of the InfraHealth project, TU Graz, DCNA, Verbund Hydro Power GmbH, Leica Geosystems and Pentamap GmbH are working on GNSS-based methods to simplify and offer more cost-effective monitoring for buildings of critical infrastructure.
The project results will be made available as a web-based service. In addition, the findings from the project also contribute to the goals defined in the United Nations' "Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030", in which, among other objectives, the increased resilience of critical infrastructure to natural hazards is mentioned.
In this project, the DCNA takes over the collection of user requirements as well as the communication with internal and external cooperation partners.