Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B1, 823-827, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B1-823-2016
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06 Jun 2016
HIGH RESOLUTION AIRBORNE LASER SCANNING AND HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING WITH A SMALL UAV PLATFORM
Michal Gallay1, Christoph Eck2, Carlo Zgraggen2, Ján Kaňuk1, and Eduard Dvorný1 1Institute of Geography, Faculty of Science, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Jesenná 5, 04001 Košice, Slovakia
2Aeroscout GmbH, Technikumstrasse 21, 6048 Horw, Switzerland
Keywords: payload integration, unmanned aerial system, UAV/VTOL, LiDAR, 3D mapping, terrain model, point density Abstract. The capabilities of unmanned airborne systems (UAS) have become diverse with the recent development of lightweight remote sensing instruments. In this paper, we demonstrate our custom integration of the state-of-the-art technologies within an unmanned aerial platform capable of high-resolution and high-accuracy laser scanning, hyperspectral imaging, and photographic imaging. The technological solution comprises the latest development of a completely autonomous, unmanned helicopter by Aeroscout, the Scout B1-100 UAV helicopter. The helicopter is powered by a gasoline two-stroke engine and it allows for integrating 18 kg of a customized payload unit. The whole system is modular providing flexibility of payload options, which comprises the main advantage of the UAS. The UAS integrates two kinds of payloads which can be altered. Both payloads integrate a GPS/IMU with a dual GPS antenna configuration provided by OXTS for accurate navigation and position measurements during the data acquisition. The first payload comprises a VUX-1 laser scanner by RIEGL and a Sony A6000 E-Mount photo camera. The second payload for hyperspectral scanning integrates a push-broom imager AISA KESTREL 10 by SPECIM. The UAS was designed for research of various aspects of landscape dynamics (landslides, erosion, flooding, or phenology) in high spectral and spatial resolution.
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Citation: Gallay, M., Eck, C., Zgraggen, C., Kaňuk, J., and Dvorný, E.: HIGH RESOLUTION AIRBORNE LASER SCANNING AND HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING WITH A SMALL UAV PLATFORM, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B1, 823-827, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B1-823-2016, 2016.

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