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BARC, Visakhapatnam undertakes Geospatial survey of buried utilities using Geode GNS2.

Introduction

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) was formerly referred to as Atomic Energy Establishment, is the premier nuclear facility in India, being headquartered in Trombay, Maharashtra. The establishment was founded by Homi Jehangir Bhabha who was an Indian nuclear physicist and was a professor of physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). BARC was established as a multidisciplinary research program essential for India’s nuclear program.

The Challenge

The research center is known for its installation of underground cable which becomes instrumental to transmit the power and also communication. In order to do that, they used to mark while laying the underground cable either with the stone or on the paper map, which often led to lots of chaos and confusion. The management was earnestly looking forward to a third party utility which helps them to have better land marking and the landmarking once done can be used for future retrieval and reference too.

The Solution

The approached solution was to offer the GEODE GNS2 which is a sub-meter GNSS solution that gives the precise positional accuracy of 30 cm, and apart from the positional accuracy, they were able to store the points for future reference. The device was very apt in terms of giving the precise estimations to lay out underground cables without any marking possibilities.The device can be easily mounted on a pole, or in a pack, or held in hand to collect the real-time sub-meter GNSS data and that too in a harsh environment.

Result

The solution offered by us made the research center mark the underground cables much more easily and also with absolute accuracy. The department was also seamlessly keeping the collected records much easily and they could indeed keep them for their future records and retrieval. The device is very much compatible with a wide range of windows and iOS.

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