Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1, 51-56, 2014
http://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XL-1/51/2014/
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-51-2014
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07 Nov 2014
Supporting Remote Sensing Research with Small Unmanned Aerial Systems
R. C. Anderson, P. C. Shanks, L. A. Kritis, and M. G. Trani National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Springfield, USA
Keywords: sUAS, remote sensing, autopilot, mission planner, ground control system, VisualSFM, PhotoScan, DEMs, orthomosaics Abstract. We describe several remote sensing research projects supported with small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) operated by the NGA Basic and Applied Research Office. These sUAS collections provide data supporting Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), NGA University Research Initiative (NURI), and Cooperative Research And Development Agreements (CRADA) efforts in addition to inhouse research. Some preliminary results related to 3D electro-optical point clouds are presented, and some research goals discussed. Additional details related to the autonomous operational mode of both our multi-rotor and fixed wing small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) platforms are presented.
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Citation: Anderson, R. C., Shanks, P. C., Kritis, L. A., and Trani, M. G.: Supporting Remote Sensing Research with Small Unmanned Aerial Systems, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1, 51-56, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-51-2014, 2014.

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