Underground Infrastructure 3 D Mapping 3-D

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Spar 300 Family – Precision 3-D Mapping 3
Regardless of orientation or relative position to the pipeline or cable, the Spar 300 continuously provides estimates of offset, depth, and impressed AC current.

Underground utility asset survey is finally
similar to logging positions and attributes of corresponding aboveground assets. The new Spar 300 is a precise utility assets surveying system that collects positions in your site coordinates, in a package that easily adapts directly to a , range pole, ATV, riverboat, or push cart. With conventional handheld locating equipment, logging underground position information of pipelines, cables, and ducts has required cumbersome integration of GNSS receivers and locating equipment using special brackets and cables. Now, the cables Spar 300 continuously logs the utility depth and offset, along with RMS error statistics and automatic offset calculations. calculations Over a Bluetooth link, the instrument simply outputs the 3-d positions to a Trimble TSC3 or Tablet for real-time display on the Trimble Access™ map, independent of its own perspective with respect to the utility or the GNSS antenna. When a complex locate scenario is encountered, as can occur when several utilities are co-located within a common co right-of-way, the Spar 300 applies automatic tolerance S masks to the position data, flagging these areas on the map.

Each spar optionally includes an Ashtech RTK-capable professional grade GNSS card, supporting geospatial accuracy to 1 cm. Or, the FieldSens software can integrate seamlessly with Trimble GNSS receivers, merging measured offsets to the utility to the geospatial position of the aboveground spar.

Accurate utility infrastructure geopositioning

FieldSens t technology is based on the optimization of
data from many sensors against a physical mode of the model magnetic field expected from a utility line. The effects of ground conductivity and field distortions are accommodated in the real-time processing The method eliminates the need to time processing. bring the measurement equipment to specific points related to the utility cable or pipe in order to validate position. Legacy instruments must find the "peak" or "null" in the signal in order to confirm pipeline or cable position. FieldSens need only be in the approximate vicinity to calculate position with corresponding confidence bound Using two 3-d magnetic bounds. field sensors, a triaxial accelerometer and digital compass, FieldSens identifies the , offset, depth, current, and yaw angle to the underground utility regardless of its position in the radiated field. In combination with an internal or externnal GNSS system, automatic geopositioning can occur from the side of the actual utility, as when the centerline of the utility is behind a fence or covered in impassable vegetation. Furthermore, det detected field distortion is folded into the re reported position error.

leads to long term cost savings, since an electronic record is available when needed for repair and maintenance of the line. Positions, with both horizontal and vertical RMS precision, are continuously plotted on your native CAD map, and easily exported to the GIS environment. The Spar 300 supports a variety of external GNSS receivers, implementing NTRIP standard network data corrections for the internal correction Ashtech GNSS card. Other external options are available.

The system relies on Bluetooth and IEEE 802.15.4 wireless technology to integrate GNSS, the host computer, and dual-spar tracking modes.

Sonde transmitters placed
within pipes and ducts can be tracked in full 3-D geospatial coordinates at ranges up to 15 m using a dual-spar system. This mode is useful when validating directional drilling bores, or mapping plastic pipes, tunnels and underwater pipelines in rivers, bays, and estuaries without using marine grade equipment. Coordinates of the tracked sonde are presented in realtime, both in profile and map views.

For mapping deep objects, cables, or pipelines underground or underwater, the system automatically combines measurements from two separated spars for greatly improved range. Furthermore, using the internal GNSS system in a moving baseline mode, the aboveground separation of the spars is constantly known, even when either one is moving.

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Spar 300 System
A variety of FieldSens transmitter options exist for Active locating. Passive AC and rectified CP signals can be optionally traced.

FieldSens continuously archives all measurements, allowing post analysis and review, with GIS export of position and depth information in AutoCAD .dxf or ASCII .csv formats. Industry standard raster and vector map formats are supported (.dxf, .shp, .jpg, .bmp).

Trimble Access™ handles base map import
FieldSens Utility Survey provides a convenient platform for utility mapping, without the necessity of manually positioning the system over the target line. The volume and quality of position data is far greater than is practically obtained using existing methods. This saves time and money, reducing the cost of underground infrastructure data collection. and display, data collection, local coordinate

FieldSens View provides control and monitoring of the
locating subsystems of the spar With both bird’s eye and downspar. line views, it’s easy to collect 3 utility positions simply by 3-D “walking the line”. With the Spar 300’s revolutionary positioning ability from arbitrary offset positions, accurate mapping is possible even when the spar can be brought over the utility. can’t The user need only be reasonably close, and the system automatically applies all offsets and ensures logged points meet desired tolerances.

transformation, mapping, and GIS data export. In addition, customized utility attribute screens can be developed to adapt the system to your particular company’s data collection conventions. Local coordinate systems in use throughout the world are supported, and where unique requirements exist, custom coordinates can be configured using built-in dinates transformations.

Map Views are particularly valuable during data
collection, to validate the position of the incoming points compared to already mapped utilities, or the as-built positions. Auto-logging based on either time built Auto or distance intervals, coupled with auto-tolerancing of auto the merged utility offset and GNSS positions, provide off a very efficient mechanism for collecting line data. After the measurement session, Trimble Access supports field editing of the dataset, or alternatively, a simple upload of the data to the company’s servers.
Depth Profile with RMS error bounds (meters)

For most users, Utility Survey is deployed as a turnkey application, and is fully integrated with Trimble Access. OEM versions of the system can be provided for custom applications.
FieldSens technology is based on US patents 7057383 (and foreign equivalents), 7356421, and several pending applications.

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Spar 300 Benefits
Conventional Utility Locate
Directional indication provided by a Left-Right deflection of a Right needle or signal strength bar graph Utility positioning requires the user to maintain position over the line Fast display update provides constant feedback of the peak signal strength Depth calculation is possible only when the receiver is held vertically over the line

FieldSens Utility Mapping
Receiver is rigidly affixed to a structure holding a professional GNSS antenna Casual contact to the centerline position is maintained, with no assumed perspective Only a modest display rate, because the line position is constantly known in 3-D Depth information is continuous and independent of the receiver orientation RMS confidence metrics from the positioning process are always available

R T K -G N S S
The Spar 300 is the first utility mapping system that completely integrates a professional grade RTK (real-time kinematic) GNSS component. Even when no external RTK correction stream is available, the system can achieve GNSS position accuracy of better than 50 cm (RMS) when WAAS satellites are visible†.

FieldSens View provides a local position
reference relative to the underground line, with a graphical depiction of the overall RMS error.

Method provides no confidence metrics

M U L T I -C O N S T E L L A T I O N , M U L T I - FR E Q U E N C Y G N S S
The Spar 300 can be ordered in three GNSS configurations, L1GPS, RTK L1-GPS+GLONASS, or no internal GNSS. Dual-spar systems require the RL1G1 configuration, which permits effective centimeter accurate moving baseline measurements even under foliage cover.

Single or Dual Spar systems can be mounted in arbitrary orientations,
since there are onboard sensors that permit attitude compensation. The model modelbased positioning algorithms accommodate the presence of multiple sensing points in space, in addition to range pole mounting methods. Dual spar systems can be mounted on ATVs to support rapid current profiling along pipelines from sideline positions, or on the two gunwales of positions workboats in lakes and rivers to survey underwater utility positions from above-water, GNSS referenced locations. water, locations

Particularly in urban areas, and in most of Europe, RTK Networks are available. With a 3G enabled

SERVICES AVAILABLE Specifications Operating Frequency requency Sensitivity (491 Hz) (see Spar 300 Family Datasheet for details) 32, 98, 100, 120, 128, 491, 640, 8192, 9820 Hz 0 500 µA to 10 A at 1 meter 25 µA to 500 mA at 1 meter ±1 degree static 5% of depth relative to spar 3 meters (single-spar), 15 meters (dual-spar) 5% of offset relative to spar 5 Hz ≤ 5cm RTK Fix, depending on reported depth , and centerline accuracy
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Technical Support Vehicle Integration Software Customization Application Support On-site Training

Trimble TSC3 or Tablet, the spar can access these data streams for RTK corrections. All industry standard formats are supported, including RTCM 2.3, 3.0, and CMR+, in either direct IP or NTRIP formatted packets.

Sensitivity (982 Hz) 9820 Magnetic Heading eading Depth Accuracy (1 ccuracy (1-σ) Depth Range Centerline Accuracy (1 ccuracy (1-σ) Continuous Positioning Rate Geographic Accuracy (3 ccuracy (3-d)

Custom GPS Integration

Slightly less accuracy for EGNOS corrections in Europe and without RTK or differential corrections. See Spar 300 datasheet.

Specifications are preli eliminary and subject to change without notice.

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