3D Scan & Reverse Engineering of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

3D Scan & Reverse Engineering of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Customer: QinetiQ and Australian Defence Science & Technology Group

Objective: 3D Scan & Reverse Engineering of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Our team performed a scan in Sydney to help QinetiQ – a multinational defence technology contractor – and the Australian Defence Science & Technology Group (DSTG) 3D scan and reverse-engineer several Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. The purpose of the scan was to accurately recreate 3D models of existing prototypes for use in computational fluid dynamic analysis testing and modelling.

The T-Scan Hawk handheld 3D scanner was used for this application due to its portability & built-in photogrammetry which enabled the resulting model to retain volumetric accuracy despite the large size of the prototype measured.

The resulting 3D models enabled QinetiQ & DSTG to perform the intended fluid dynamic analyses based on an accurate representation of the actual product allowing them to determine the drag coefficient of each UAV.

 

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