Measuring the world digitally

sensor technology
Reality++

For the digital measurement of objects, DCi uses various methods and techniques such as Deflectometry. The method, which is still quite new, involves the detection of shiny or reflective surfaces, for example using photometry or laser scans. This enables the detection of irregularities, material defects, or damages, and can be used for a precise condition analysis of objects.

DCi brings together physical expertise and software engineering to develop new ways of surveying and data evaluation. This makes us trend-setting in the development and production of digitization hardware and software solutions.

Digital Twin
From 1.5 tons to 1.5 GB

Digital twins with up to 2 GB data volume are created during the digitization of physical objects. In addition to the spatial data, a Digital Twin also contains a great deal of semantic data that is necessary for later analysis - be it for damage detection, value determination, or repair cost calculation. In simplified terms, digitization is performed in the following three steps:

  1. 3D Model The 'digital skeleton' of the Digital twin is a high-resolution 3D scan. A pattern projection is recorded by several high-resolution cameras, and serves as the basis for the calculation of the 3D model. In several successive steps, laser scanning, among other things, generates additional levels of digitization data.
  2. 2D Imaging A large number of specialized cameras digitally capture the vehicle at 360° from the inside, outside, and below in high resolution. By analyzing this data, damages are already detected and automatically classified. These damages, but also features, such as extra equipment, are stored by tags in the spatial 3D model.
  3. analytics The last step is the integration and enrichment of data from external data silos in several post-processing steps in the Cloud. A 1.5-ton automobile is thus turned into a 1.5 GB 'heavy' Digital Twin in semantic data quality.

digitization
team player

Miklós Sméja
Head of AI and 3D

As Head of AI and 3D, Miklós coordinates a large part of the software and hardware development in the field of digitization. He was significantly involved in the development of the first generation of our software stack, and today he leads DCi research teams in Hungary and Germany.

After studying computer science and electrical engineering in Budapest, Miklós worked as a developer in various European software companies such as LogMeIn, and helped convert the treasury system of the Hungarian National Bank in the area of data migration. Prior to joining DCi, Miklós also worked as a software developer on projects for Intel and Nestlé. As a software engineer, he designed highly available Web services on platforms with over 20 million users. As Head of Development at DCi, he was responsible for setting up a 50-man strong development team, and coordinating software and hardware development. Miklós is now Managing Director of our development and research site in Hungary.

#Math #C++ #ASP.Net #IoT #Traveling

Attila Egri
3D Researcher

Attila is an expert in the field of 3D reconstruction with a deep mathematical background. He is head of software development for the 3D scanning unit at DCi.

During his computer science studies at the Budapest University of Technology he developed a software for quality assurance, which is used in the manufacture of ceramic components in the nanometer range. Attila developed the first 3D tire scanner for DCi, and built the foundations for Machine recognition of body surface damage with the development of DCi's own high-performance Smart camera system. Before joining DCi, he worked on software development for Smart glasses for aircraft pilots. This software helps pilots with orientation by projecting flight and environmental data, as well as tracking objects in extremely dynamic scenarios and poor visibility conditions.

#C++ #ComputerVision #ImageProcessing #VisualStudio #MachineVision #Paragliding

Hans Schlüter
Head of Physics and 2D

Hans is an expert in the field of laser technology, metrology, sensor technology, visual perception psychology, and electronic image processing. As a physicist and systems engineer he is the interface between hardware and software development.

After studying physics, Hans worked for various international companies in Europe, Japan, the USA, the Middle East, and North Africa. He played a crucial role in the development of 3-color laser scanners, and the optimization of laser assemblies for biomedical devices and biotechnological precision drives. For DCi, Hans was responsible for the development of the tire profile scanner and the laser triangulation in the Twinner chassis measurement system. As an expert in laser technology, Hans led DCi-internal research projects on 3D surface acquisition using pseudo-random array projection. He holds numerous patents, and is the owner of various utility models in the fields of optics, mechanics, electronics, and calibration procedures.

#Lasertech #Metrology #Photography #Optics #Algorithm #VisualCognition #ImageProcessing