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New technology for monitoring of bedrock movement - beneficial for industry and society

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 258 000
Project duration November 2016 - February 2017
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:

Purpose and goal

The project fulfilled the intended main objective: to verify that the instrument fulfills the potential end users´ needs and requirements. During the project, the sensor system was developed, tested, verified, and evaluated by the project stakeholders. A plan for the next step, an innovation project for field testing the system in SKB:s underground Hard Rock Laboratory, the Äspö laboratory, was developed in collaboration. The project contributed to furthering the commercialization and "productification" process for the technology/sensor system.

Expected results and effects

The project resulted in a more robust sensor system, with a higher technology maturity level. It has been customized to meet end user requirements from the nuclear, mining, and infrastructure industries. The probe was tested with good results in Acreo´s fiber laboratory and in a test rig designed and manufactured by the group. A plan, budget and application for financing was developed for a larger innovation project that will include field testing in the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory. Additional stakeholders confirmed their interest to participate in a reference group in the next project.

Planned approach and implementation

The project followed the specified WPs and timeline with a few changes. The delivery of technical specification and market analysis was delayed due to availability of the consultants and because information was gathered from additional end users to create a more complete documentation of requirements. The manufacturing of the test rig was done during the last two months, due to a longer design process, and to lower manufacturing costs. The planning of field tests was separated into a new WP to clarify SKB:s commitment. Extra meetings were added for some project partners for follow-up.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 1 March 2021

Reference number 2016-03968

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