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Articles | Volume XL-1/W4
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W4, 391–395, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W4-391-2015
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W4, 391–395, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W4-391-2015

  27 Aug 2015

27 Aug 2015

REVIEW OF METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE SPATIAL RESOLUTION OF UAV SENSORS

A. Orych A. Orych
  • Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Geodesy Institute, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

Keywords: UAV, Calibration target, GRD, Spatial resolution, Siemens Star

Abstract. The ground resolved distance (GRD) of an imaging sensor, i.e. the size of the smallest element distinguishable on acquired imagery, is one of the most important sensor quality assessment factors, as it is directly linked to the amount of information that can be derived from the end product. The paper is a review of a wide variety of calibration targets used for determining the spatial resolution of remote sensing sensors. The author provides a description of calibration targets used historically and then moves on to high-frequency targets used for high-resolution remote sensing imaging equipment. As analysis is made which of these types of targets are best suited for UAV sensors, taking into account parameters very specific to UAVs: frame size, small GSD values and low flight stability.