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Invited Guest Lecture - Dr. Simit Ravel


Date | Dec 09, 2019:

Dr. Simit Raval, Program Director - Undergraduate Mining Engineering Degree, Co-Director - Laboratory for Imaging of the Mining Environment (LIME), Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices (ACSMP) gave a presentation on the topic "Smart Sensing for Monitoring Mine Environment" at ESE Seminar Room of Department of Environmental Science & Engineering.


The presentation was attended by Research Scholars, B.Tech & M.Tech Students, Faculty Members and Technical Staffs of ESE Department. Among the faculty members & staffs present were Prof. Gurdeep Singh, Profesor (HAG), Prof. S.K. Maiti, Professor, Prof. P.K. Singh, Associate Professor & Prof. Biswajit Paul, Associate Professor and Mr. S.P. Ghosh, Technical Superintended.


Dr. Simit Raval had more than 24 years of combined experience in the mining industry and academia. He is specialized in the integration of sensing technologies to drive applied innovation in mining, environmental and civil engineering sectors. He leads a group of researchers focused on utilizing data from sensors mounted on various platforms, from satellite through to UAVs/drones, to visualize, identify and monitor the environmental footprints of mining activities. Dr. Raval has received more than $850,000 as competitive research grants, including two category-I Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) grants as the project leader. He has published widely in journals and conferences besides delivering number of invited presentations in academia, industry and governments. He currently supervises PhD research projects involving drone-based smart sensing, mine rehabilitation/closure, climate change and asteroid mining.


Presentation: Smart Sensing for Monitoring Mine Environment


In the recent past. there have been significant advancements in the development of remote sensing platforms (satellite, aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles — (JA Vs) as well as sensor systems (multispectral, hyperspectral, LiDAR and radar). However, the selection of appropriate remote sensing techniques for an application is complex and requires scrutiny on multiple scales including spatial, temporal and imaging capabilities.


To this end, the Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices (ACSMP) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney Australia has developed a very unique Laboratory for Imaging of the Mining Environment (LIME) in 2010 to apply smart sensing technologies to advance sustainable mining practices. LIME is engaged in developing applications of smart sensing for mining by using satellite, airborne, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and ground based sensors.


This presentation provides an overview of advanced sensing systems to monitor various aspects of vegetation, water, soil and ground movements. A review of the case studies utilising multispectral, hyperspectral, thermal, LiDAR and RADAR sensors is highlighted with the associated capabilities and challenges.


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