MUS project

The target of the MUS project (Mapping Urban underground Services) is to develop a prototype solution to carry out three-dimensional georadar surveys of underground infrastructure over large areas in urban environment.

The target of the MUS project (Mapping Urban underground Services) is to develop a prototype solution to carry out three-dimensional georadar surveys over large areas in urban environment. The city underground is in fact strongly man-made by several networks of services and nowadays there is not a sufficient knowledge of the actually placed infrastructures. This implies a significant difficulty both in the maintenance of existing networks and in the realization of new ones. In the framework of this project, GReD is supporting the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA) of Politecnico di Milano in the development of the georadar positioning system based on low-cost multi-antenna GPS sensors. Although with degraded performances, the low-cost receivers can in fact operate in hostile urban environment with a poor satellite visibility and a multi-antenna system, in addition to guaranteeing a greater robustness, allows to estimate the attitude of the vehicle with the georadar on board.