Lab4Dive project aims to design, develop, and validate an innovative, marketable and competitive product for supporting underwater archaeologists in surveying, documenting and preserving the underwater cultural heritage. These activities could be improved considerably with the introduction of new technological devices and tools, helping underwater archaeologists to collect data from the marine environment. The project will provide a solution by equipping divers with portable, low cost and relatively small sized data-gathering systems (i.e. environmental sensors, acoustic localization system, HD cameras, etc.), so they can significantly improve both the amount of data collected in a single mission and the management of time and human resources at disposal. In this paper, the preliminary developments and the tests of the Lab4Dive system will be presented, which is mainly based on two modules: Cloud Server Module and the Underwater Module. The latter is based on two systems: an underwater tablet, that supports the diver during the immersion providing an augmented navigation interface that guides the diver along the selected targets; and a Docking Station, to acquire and exchange data coming from different environmental sensors, a high-resolution camera and an acoustic localization system, physically connected to it.
Lab4Dive Mobile Smart Lab for Augmented Archaeological Dives / Scaradozzi, D.; Zingaretti, S.; Ciuccoli, N.; Costa, D.; Palmieri, G.; Bruno, F.; Ritacco, G.; Cozza, M.; Raxis, P.; Tzifopanopoulos, A.. - In: IOP CONFERENCE SERIES: MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. - ISSN 1757-8981. - 364:(2018), p. 012054. (Intervento presentato al convegno Florence Heri-Tech 2018 - The Future of Heritage Science and Technologies tenutosi a ita nel 2018) [10.1088/1757-899X/364/1/012054].