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We are a very active research group. Our research focuses on finding a solution for many existing problems that affect navigation accuracy, such as noisy data, GPS signal blockages etc. The MMSS group is very successful, where every year most of our team members are awarded with numerous prestigious awards for their research achievement and hard work. This does not mean that we do not have great group social activities. Therefore, we are the best group you can find that optimally combines research, success and fun.

Our Mission

Geomatics is an emerging, innovative, key information technology for the twenty-first century that deals with the acquisition, modeling, analysis and management of spatially referenced data and its real-time applications. Geomatics includes applications such as positioning by satellites, monitoring and control through remote sensing, land information management through Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), as well as real-time time applications such as forest fire fighting and wildlife tracking.  Geomatics has a significant impact on our society and quality of life and is becoming an integral component of complex engineering and management systems that are aimed at creating a sustainable environment.  The primary product of all Geomatics systems is geospatial information provided through multi-sensor data acquisition systems. logo

The past two decades have witnessed an explosive demand for geospatial data.  This demand has numerous sources and takes many forms, however, the net effect is an increasing need for data that is more accurate, has higher density, is produced more rapidly, and is acquired less expensively.  Classical approaches of acquiring geospatial data such as aerial photogrammetry and terrestrial surveying are no longer adequate because they are either too slow, too labor intensive or do not provide the complete attribute information required for the application in question.  A promising alternative to these classical techniques of data acquisition is the use of Mobile Multi-sensor Geomatics (M2G) systems that integrate various positioning, navigation and remote sensing technologies.  The benefits of these systems are numerous: autonomous operation without reference to ground control; portable deployment around the globe, be it on vehicles, helicopters, or airplanes; reduction in both the time and cost of data collection; data archival permitting additional data collection without additional field surveys; and finally the immediate transfer of sensor improvements to the overall system. 

The MMSS Research group has been successfully involved in the research and development of vanguard M2G systems (see our research). Our research work  focuses on advancing the theory and applications of M2G systems through the deployment of cost-effective sensing technologies made possible through the development of a) specialized, intelligent processing and sensors integration algorithms, b) feature extraction for data management and c) real-time geo-computing.  Our research is guided by two key factors, cost-effectiveness while maintaining performance and overall accuracy.