IoT – LIDAR
When macro structural movements are detected in Decipher’s Earth Observations and InSAR modules, mines can deploy IoT-LiDARs rapidly to conduct automated, detailed and near real-time inspections of structural movements at a micro level. The deployment of IoT-LIDARs eliminates the need for regular visual inspections of high hazard areas by mining personnel.
For most modern mining operations, unplanned structural movements are generally classed as High Potential Incidents, which require inspections, reporting and investigation. This often involves sending mine personnel into potentially hazardous areas to collect anecdotal observations and document observations in the form of a written report.
IoT LiDAR provides a faster, safer and cost effective way to put possible areas of concern under continuous monitoring and to provide objective, accurate and actionable data on structural movements. Each IoT LIDAR can monitor approximately 2000m2 of exposed ground and can be combined into multi-unit arrays to monitor larger areas. Typically, a specific concerned area will need to use 5 to 20 IoT LiDARs to monitor.
Where areas of concern are concealed by ground cover (e.g. vegetation or snow), specially designed monitoring instruments will be deployed to enable IoT LiDARs to monitor structure movements. Working with GlassTerra’s affordable, simple, connected, scalable, cyber secure IOT LIDAR units, Decipher’s IoT LiDAR module helps our users visualise and measure terrain changes such as structural changes of tailings dams in real-time. Armed with this information, our users can then conduct prompt reporting, investigation and mitigation of High Potential Incidents which can enhance safety, and improve the protection of the environment and stakeholders.