European R&D project AMTEG
In May 2018 at IGI started a European research project jointly with SUPRACON, the Leibniz-Institute of Photonic Technology and the European partners Geognosia S.L. and Nordic Iron Ore AB.
The aim of AMTEG (Advanced Magnetic full Tensor Gradiometer) is a new airborne magnetic exploration tool using a full tensor magnetic gradiometer, a 3D-vector magnetometer and an ancillary optically pumped magnetometer for absolute measurements.
IGI contributes in this project with the development of an inertial measuring unit and positioning system suitable for the demanding requirements with respect to motion noise reduction critical for achieving ultimate sensitivity.
IGI also provides mission planning software and guidance system for VFR flights with terrain following display function in low altitude and creates digital terrain elevation models required in the project.
The performance will be evaluated in representative European mining areas. The project is funded by BMBF (033RU001A), CDTI and VINNOVA with co-funding by the European Commission via its ERA-Net frame ERA-MIN 2.read more...