After the release of the new Viking Navigation software, work immediately started on the new Dredging version. Together with the dredging company Schilder BV this new version is being tested on a local dredging project in the ‘Waardkanaal’.
Viking Dredge can be connected to sensors on the suction tube to calculate and measure the exact dredging depth. This data combined with an accurate DGPS receiver and GPS compass results in full 3D data of the dredger and the suction tube.
Together with two different Dynamic Terrain Model’s, the first based on survey data and the second based on a theoretical model, a top and side view is shown.
The data of the suction tube is combined in real-time with the DTM data to give the dredge master a full overview of the dredging process.