THE TEST FIELD FOR UAV ACCURACY ASSESSMENTS
- AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Keywords: UAV, PPK, bundle adjustment, mapping, direct georeference
Abstract. Nowadays UAV photogrammetry becomes a common method for mapping and surveying. At the same time due to the increasing range of work carried out with UAV, the importance of final product accuracy increases. However to obtain survey-grade accuracy it is necessary to perform bundle adjustment processes that could be affected by multiple factors like unstable camera calibration, correlation between interior and exterior orientation and insufficient georeference information. One of the aims of the project was to prepare the terrestrial test field, which helps to obtain optimal decorrelation and allows to objectively assess the accuracy of the bundle adjustment in UAV application. During the project, two multi-variant flights over the test field were conducted. The flights were performed with a fixed-wing airframe equipped with PPK receiver on-board. Based on the conducted flights, many data sets have been prepared, which differ as follows: types of cameras, GSD, flight direction and georeferenced method.