The objective of the cooperative research project UPNS4D+ is to further develop highly selective, efficient and most secure mining technology for mineral raw materials, specifically raw earths from “domestic” deposits and the exploration of new deposits. This requires new and innovative exploration technology which responds to the demands of dynamic processes of change and raised requirements in planning security. To this end, a groundbreaking positioning-, navigation, and mapping system for subterranean deposits will be developed within the frame of UPNS4D+. The eventual form of this will be a mobile, autonomous and intelligent robotic system. The goal of the 6D-Kartographie research project, which is a part of UPNS4D+, is the development of a robotic prototype for underground mapping, usable in industrial environments.

  • SponsorBundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

  • Active Time04/2015 - 12/2018

  • Coordinatorindurad GmbH, Aachen

  • PartnersFachhochschule Aachen; Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen; Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg; Fritz Rensmann, Maschinenfabrik, Diesellokomotiven, Getriebe GmbH & Co. KG, Dortmund; GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH, Gelsenkirchen; MILAN Geoservice GmbH, Kamenz; XGraphic Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Aachen; Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik, Emsbüren (assoziierter Partner); Technische Universität Delft (assoziierter Partner)

This project is supported by the "Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)".

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