Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W2, 391-394, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W2-391-2013
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16 Aug 2013
UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FOR RAPID NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS
J. B. Stoll Mobile Geophysical Technologies, Hannoversche Heerstr.9a, 29221 Celle, Germany
Keywords: Unmanned aircraft system, magnetometry, sensor calibration, UXO-detection, landslide Abstract. This paper looks at some of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) options and deals with a magnetometer sensor system which might be of interest in conducting rapid near surface geophysical measurements. Few of the traditional airborne geophysical sensors are now capable of being miniaturized to sizes and payload within mini UAS limits (e.g. airborne magnetics, gamma ray spectrometer). Here the deployment of a fluxgate magnetometer mounted on an UAS is presented demonstrating its capability of detecting metallic materials that are buried in the soil. The effectiveness in finding ferrous objects (e.g. UXO, landslides) is demonstrated in two case studies.
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Citation: Stoll, J. B.: UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FOR RAPID NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W2, 391-394, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W2-391-2013, 2013.

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