ERM and WipWare, with the cooperation of Bluegrass Materials Company, plan to conduct fragmentation analysis of a muck pile this summer using images obtained with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Obtaining suitable images of muck piles for fragmentation analysis can be very challenging because the proper camera perspective is difficult or even impossible to obtain.
WipWare invented optical granulometry at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada more than 25 years ago with the creation of WIEP (Waterloo Image Enhancement Process), later renamed WipFrag. The commercial introduction of WipFrag in 1986 positioned the company as the industry leader in optical granulometry of fragmented material.
Bluegrass Materials Company is an aggregates and concrete block producer headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.