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REPRESENTATION PLATFORM

The proprietary web platform is able to represent every kind of monitoring sensors available on the market. The platform is accessible through an internet connection using PC, Tablets, Smartphones, etc. Representations are dynamic and intuitive, while the client could define thresholds and elaboration parameters through the configuration tool. Discover more

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR LANDFILL AND WASTE STABILITY MONITORING

The remote and automatic monitoring of landfill stability and waste displacements is possible through the application of Vertical Array. This system is able to highlight the occurring deformations and activate Early Warning procedures. Discover more.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR TEMPERATURE MONITORING

Therm Array is the innovative solution for the monitoring of soil, rock and water temperature, with high resolution and repeatability. System is completely customizable according to site requirements. Ideal applications are the monitoring of low enthalpy geothermal plants, soil, underground excavations, civil and geotechnical structures. Discover more

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR TUNNEL MONITORING

ASE produces innovative instrumentations for the monitoring of deformations occurring during underground excavations and tunnel exercise phase. In particular, it is possible to monitor convergence, pre-covergence, rockmass deformations and settlements. Select the field of applications to have more information about the single systems.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR LANDSLIDE MONITORING

ASE supplies innovative solutions for the automatic monitoring of landslides. The tools are based on patented MUMS technology that could be customized according to monitoring needs. The Array is a modular system of sensors, placed inside nodes (Links) connected at fixed positions. The technology monitors deformations, pore and atmospheric pressure, water level, and temperature. Discover more

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ROCKFALL AND DEBRIS FLOW BARRIERS MONITORING

ASE produces innovative systems for the monitoring of rockfall and debris flow barriers. In detail, RockFall Safety Network (developed in collaboration with Incofil Tech) provides useful information about rockfall events, the working rate of the monitored structure together with data about the slope most active sections. Debris Flow Safety Network controls debris flow barriers, with particular attention to hazardous events. Both systems are equipped with Trigger systems that could activate alarms and any risk management procedure.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES MONITORING

The design of geotechnical structures is strongly influenced by the uncertainties involved in the determination of the adjacent soil or rock parameters. The monitoring is a design requirement that originates from the observational method and allows the designers to verify and, eventually, modify their recommendations while the works are carried on. ASE monitoring system is based on MUMS technology and can be customized for any specific application, in accordance with the designer indications. Discover more

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL BUILDINGS MONITORING

Musa is the system designed by ASE (in collaboration with the University of Bologna) for the environmental monitoring of buildings, where it is imperative to preserve the integrity of artworks, books and cultural heritage in general. The proposed technology permits the real time control of various parameters, including illuminance, atmospheric pressure, humidity, temperature and CO2. The connection between measuring points and data collector is wireless. The results provided include the psychrometry and spatial representation of monitored physical entities.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUBSIDENCE MONITORING

Horizontal Array is the tool developed for the automatic monitoring of soil subsidence and settlements. The system could be applied to enbankments, levees, viaducts, bridges and every situation where it is possible to face differential subsidence starting from a fixed reference point. System is based on MUMS technology and it is customizable according to the required resolution, frequency of readings and site geometry.

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WEB PLATFORM

Data of interest are graphed on a dedicated and dynamic web-based platform with secure controlled access, exploiting IoT principles. It is possible to control the monitoring outcomes anytime, using multiple devices (PC, Smartphone, Tablet, etc.). The platform displays the monitoring data related to the desired period using graphs and tools. The perception of the occurring events is therefore immediate and the system allows for a direct correlation of various sensors. It is possible to export the results using common formats (.csv, .xls, etc.) while the graphs can be saved as images (.jpg, .png, .pdf, .svg) with a simple and straightforward procedure.

Main features:

  • Fast record and visualization of results;
  • Remote Monitoring Automation;
  • Dynamic representation;
  • Access from multiple devices;
  • Ability to represent different types of third part instrumentations;
  • Correlation of various sensors;
  • Cause-Effect correlations;
  • Historical data display;
  • Export of results through text files, images or via FTP;
  • Internet of Natural Hazard.

DYNAMIC DB DATA MANAGEMENT

Control Unit records data of different sensors on site, it saves them on a volatile memory (SD) and send the raw data to the mainframe server that stores them on a MySQL secure database. Upon arrival on this server, the raw data (electric signals) are automatically elaborated and transformed into physical units by coupling them with calibration coefficients through a specific numerical process that differs for each application. Results are then stored in a “parallel” database from which they can be visualized, analyzed and recovered through a controlled access website. During the data elaboration, the mainframe server analyses the results using statistical tools and, where requested, controls the possible overcoming of predefined thresholds. Some automated algorithms are applied in order to control the quality and the variation of data trend and a preliminary automated validation is provided. Results are available in a few minutes on a web platform with private access.  If the customers wish to use their own platform or have a copy of the elaborated data, it is possible to configure an automated FTP transfer that will occur every time a new dataset reaches the elaboration centre.  ASE801 data logger, in addition to our systems, can also read every type of sensors available on the market (4-20 mA, mV/V, 0-5 V, NTC, PT100, Hz, etc.) enabling integration of third-part sensors within the proprietary data management platform.

History

Advanced Slope Engineering S.r.l. (ASE) is a Spin Off company of the University of Parma, Italy. The partners, Andrea, Corrado and Luca, founded the firm with the aim of develop, build and distribute a new monitoring system named MUMS, based on innovative micro-technologies, which is a patent of ASE S.r.l. Most of ASE activities are about research and development in the fields of new technologies and data recover, management and analysis. All the members and employees have Ph.D or Master’s degrees in engineering (Civil, Environmental or Electronic) and some are academics. In the framework of the 4th industrial revolution, ASE idea is to provide automation, big data application and internet of things approach in the management of the environment and, in particular, in the decisional support for critical conditions related to hydrogeological hazards or to the construction and operational phases of new and large infrastructures in sensitive contexts or difficult area.

Technology

The technologies that ASE is proposing are at the base of the development of a completely new monitoring concept and innovative system in the fields of geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics and rock engineering, tunnelling and landslide control and prevention, environmental monitoring. The main features of these systems relate to their complete automation and remote managing and control. The technology is a combination of sensors, embedded in specifically moulded nodes (Links), connected along an aramid fibre cable and an electrical cable to form an arbitrarily long chain. The nodes can be organized in different combinations of distances and types, to adapt the chain to any specific monitoring needs. Links can be connected along a single cable with the distribution and configuration that most accurately fits the monitoring purpose. Each node can be equipped with MEMS sensor, MEMS and electrolytic cell, Piezometer, Barometer, High-Resolution thermometer. Several links make the custom-made chain, which is delivered directly to the installation site on a practical reel or a box. MUMS can also be installed in boreholes equipped with standard inclinometer pipes that cannot be accessed with the manual probe due to excessive deformation.

Approach

The Modular Underground Monitoring System (MUMS) approach is developed around a new concept of landslide monitoring, coming from several years of researches carried out at the Dept. of Engineering and Architecture (DIA) of the University of Parma, Italy. This concept foresees the need to develop an automated system that is accurate, reliable, and durable, although having relatively low installation and maintenance costs. The technology provides a semi-continuous monitoring of deformations and other significant physical entities along the whole length of the MUMS instrument, carried out with predefined and easily modifiable frequency.

Statistics

Projects
42
Number of Array installed
163
Number of sensors installed
4286
Total lenght [m]
4200

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