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Autonomous Multi-Sensor

AUTONOMOUS MULTI SENSOR STATIONS

Live observation of GNSS, Seismic, Tide Gauge, Meteo & Hydro measurements

The DiGOS team supported by its partner successfully delivered and installed a complete GPS station network and live data processing system in Oman as part of the National Multi-Hazard Early Warning System NMHEWS.

Plate tectonics movement Oman

In 2013 today's DiGOS founders were tasked to develop and implement a near real-time, high precision GPS network for the Sultanate of Oman, a system becoming part of the new National Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (NMHEWS). Under the head of SpaceTech the DiGOS founders teamed up with a local Omani partner, providing a direct interface to the customer, with the Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam as well as the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB) for scientific support.

AUTONOMOUS MULTI SENSOR STATIONS

Live observation of GNSS, Seismic, Tide Gauge, Meteo & Hydro

The DiGOS team supported by its partner successfully delivered and installed a complete GPS network in Oman as part of the National Multi-Hazard Early Warning System NMHEWS.

Plate tectonics movement Oman

In 2013 SpaceTech was awarded a contract to develop and implement a near real-time, high precision GPS network for the Sultanate of Oman, a system becoming part of the new National Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (NMHEWS). SpaceTech teamed up with a local Omani partner, providing a direct interface to the customer, and with the Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam as well as the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB) for scientific support.

NEAR REAL-TIME DISPLACEMENT INFORMATION

The system comprises 10 autonomous GPS stations that are distributed over Oman and a fail-safe data processing centre in Muscat.

The commissioned GPS network provides continuous, near real-time displacement information and deformations of the ground in the range of a few millimetres and improves the understanding of tectonic plate movement of the Arabian Peninsula.

An adopted version of the GPS stations' design from the GFZ was used and tailored to meet environmental conditions as well as additional customer requirements. All GPS stations where integrated, tested in Germany and installed in the field by, nowadays, DiGOS employees.

NEAR REAL-TIME DISPLACEMENT INFORMATION

It comprises 10 GPS stations that are distributed in Oman and a failsafe data processing centre in Muscat.

The GPS network provides continuous, near real-time displacement information and deformations of the ground in the range of a few millimetres and improves the understanding of tectonic plate movement of the Arabian Peninsula.

An adopted version of the GPS stations' design from the GFZ was used and tailored to meet environmental conditions as well as additional customer requirements. All GPS stations where integrated, tested in Germany and installed in the field by, nowadays, DiGOS employees.

RAW MEASUREMENTS AND ADDITIONAL STATUS MONITORING

The 10 GPS stations are equipped with:

High-end GNSSD receivers

Backup power

Instant backup communication facilities

Live streaming capabilities for raw measurements and health monitoring information to the data centre

The data centre calculates live ground displacements which are immediately transferred to the decision support system in order to calculate the current threat level according to different scenarios. Additional sensor systems like seismic system, wave radar and tide gauges support the decision process to disseminate the hazard warnings to affected regions.

RAW MEASUREMENTS AND ADDITIONAL STATUS MONITORING

The 10 GPS stations are equipped with:

High-end GNSSD receivers

Backup power

Redundantly implemented communication facilities

Streaming raw measurements and additional status monitoring information to the data centre

These displacements are transferred to the decision support system which calculates the current threat level according to different scenarios and other sensor systems (seismic system, wave radar, tide gauges, etc.), and disseminates the warning to affected regions.

The processing systems at the data centre process the raw measurements in near real-time to get precise displacements of the ground.

STIGS

Software Frontend for Terrestrial Hazard Identification by GNSS Stations

Dashboard view of Oman GPS network

BERNESE PROCESSING

The raw data streams are received by the data centre where the calculation of displacements takes place in near real-time by the Bernese software. The Bernese processing has been jointly adapted and integrated with the Astronomical Institute of University of Bern (AIUB) in order to achieve an optimal performance for the Early Warning System of Oman.

Additionally, DiGOS employees developed a Software frontend for Terrestrial hazard Identification by GNSS Stations (STIGS) for monitoring the status of the GPS network and as a web based GUI for Bernese. Operators use STIGS to monitor the system's live performance and GPS experts analyse the instant displacement calculations in case of hazardous situations.

STIGS

Software Frontend for Terrestrial Hazard Identification by GNSS Stations

Dashboard view of Oman GPS network

BERNESE PROCESSING

The raw data streams are received by the data centre where the calculation of displacements takes place in near real-time by the Bernese software. The Bernese processing has been jointly adapted and integrated with the Astronomical Institute of University of Bern (AIUB) in order to achieve an optimal performance for the Early Warning System of Oman.

Additionally, DiGOS employees developed a Software frontend for Terrestrial hazard Identification by GNSS Stations (STIGS) for monitoring the status of the GPS network and as a web based GUI for Bernese. Operators use STIGS to monitor the system's live performance and GPS experts analyse the instant displacement calculations in case of hazardous situations.

HAZARD DETECTION CAPABILITIES

The stations provide live observations of significant ground movements.

Real-time streaming

Live displacements provided by GPS network

Validation of the tide gauge data for sudden vertical land movements

Mid-and long-term trends of tectonic plate movement become visible and can be analysed for hazard potencials

Near real-time displacements monitoring

HAZARD DETECTION CAPABILITIES

The stations provide live observations of significant ground movements.

Real-time streaming

Live displacements provided by GPS network

Validation of the tide gauge data for sudden vertical land movements

Mid-and long-term trends of tectonic plate movement become visible and can be analysed for hazard potencials

Near real-time displacements monitoring

STABLE FIELD-PROVEN SYSTEM

Designed for extreme, remote environments

Based on GFZ concept for Remotely Operated Multi-Parameter Stations (ROMPS)

Modular, extensible, low maintenance designed for extreme, remote environments

Satellite and terrestrial communication plus autonomous power supply

Power options: solar, fuel, cells, mains etc.

MEASUREMENT CAPABILITIES

Extensible by any sensor type

  • Seismic (Seiscomp)

  • Hydromet

  • Cameras

  • Meteo

  • Gravimeter

  • Other sensor types

  • UPS

  • Hydromet

  • Seismic (Seiscomp)

  • Meteo

  • Gravimeter

  • Other Sensor Types

STABLE FIELD-PROVEN SYSTEM

Designed for extreme, remote environments

Remotely Operated Multi-Parameter Stations (ROMPS) based on GFZ concept

Modular, extensible, low maintenance designed for extreme, remote environments

Satellite and terrestrial communication integrated Communication and Power supply

Power options: solar, fuel, cells, mains etc.

MEASUREMENT CAPABILITIES

The stations provide live observations of significant ground movements.

  • UPS

  • Hydromet

  • Seismic (Seiscomp)

  • Meteo

  • Gravimeter

  • Other Sensor Types

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OPTIONAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF GPS NETWORK (RTK)

The GPS network can be extended to additional provide commercial Real-time Kinematic (RTK) corrections for the industry.

GPS station in Sur/Oman

OPTIONAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF GPS NETWORK (RTK)

The GPS network can be extended to additional provide commercial Real-time Kinematic (RTK) corrections for the industry.

GPS station in Sur/Oman

GPS NETWORK CAN BE EXTENDED

Hazard warning & science meets commercial applications

RTK is used for very presice land surveying (<5cm)

  • road constructions

  • buildings

  • property surveying

  • oil field development and rigs or fleet

  • monitoring

  • farming

RTK owner has full flexibility to provide the service to his customers

GPS NETWORK CAN BE EXTENDED

Designed for extreme, remote environments

RTK is used for very presice land surveying (<5cm)

  • road constructions

  • buildings

  • property surveying

  • oil field development and rigs or fleet

  • monitoring

  • farming

RTK owner has full flexibility to provide the service to his customers

Please don’t hesitate to ask us for additional information!