This paper deals with experience about the research project development
with industry for the solution of specific problem.
Nowadays most of higher educational institutions are particularly
interested in implementing joint projects with industry, sharing
experiences and resources to jointly develop new technologies
and innovative products. In the University of Latvia within the
framework of an effective collaboration projects program, a mutually
beneficial shared cost system for the needs of scientists and
businessmens is possible for solving the tasks of the both partners.
Joint Stock Company Latvias State Forests were interested
in development of an automatic volume measurement of
logs and wood chip loads on trucks. To solve this problem, a
methodology and a technological solution are needed to allow
remotely perform volumetric surveys and monitoring. It is significant
with the intense development of forest and logging industry.
The system consists of measurement arch with video
cameras and IT solution - video processing and analysis software,
a graphical user interface, data communication channels and storage
systems. Video information is obtained from cameras that
simultaneously acquire raw data from the object of the video processing
area - both sides and top. The information is transmitted
to the external systems via data communication channels. The
system will be used for automated volume measurement because
in Latvia this process is currently performed by persons who
manually measure loaded logs or wood chips on the trucks.