Volume XL-1/W2
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W2, 131-135, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W2-131-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W2, 131-135, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W2-131-2013
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  16 Aug 2013

16 Aug 2013

UAS FOR ARCHAEOLOGY – NEW PERSPECTIVES ON AERIAL DOCUMENTATION

P. Fallavollita3,1, M. Balsi1, S. Esposito3,1, M. G. Melis2, M. Milanese2, and L. Zappino3 P. Fallavollita et al.
  • 1Dept. of Information Engineering, Electronics, and Telecommunications (DIET), "La Sapienza" University, via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy
  • 2Dept. of History, Human Sciences and Education, University of Sassari, via Zanfarino, 62, 07100 Sassari, Italy
  • 3Oben s.r.l., Private enterprise, 1° Trv. S. Anatolia 36, 07100 Sassari, Italy

Keywords: Archaeology, UAV, UAS, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Ortho-images

Abstract. In this work some Unmanned Aerial Systems applications are discussed and applied to archaeological sites survey and 3D model reconstructions. Interesting results are shown for three important and different aged sites on north Sardinia (Italy). An easy and simplified procedure has proposed permitting the adoption of multi-rotor aircrafts for daily archaeological survey during excavation and documentation, involving state of art in UAS design, flight control systems, high definition sensor cameras and innovative photogrammetric software tools. Very high quality 3D models results are shown and discussed and how they have been simplified the archaeologist work and decisions.