The Geotechnical Center of Excellence (GCE) is engaged in an ongoing NIOSH-funded research project to test the effectiveness of thermal imaging cameras in detecting and recording rockfall events in surface mining operations as a method to protect mine workers from the risk of rockfalls. The webinar will include the following:
- A review of the findings of Phase 1 of this project, which concluded in August 2022 and included development of a mobile monitoring platform (MMP) and data collection at eight different mines in all weather conditions and seasons.
- A summary of GCE’s ongoing thermal imaging research (project Phase 2), which includes the development of an automated detection system using an image processing algorithm and development of a stand-alone system for future deployments.
- A short overview of other potential applications.