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Articles | Volume XLII-2/W6
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W6, 257–261, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W6-257-2017
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W6, 257–261, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W6-257-2017

  24 Aug 2017

24 Aug 2017

ACCURACY ASSESSMENT OF PROFESSIONAL GRADE UNMANNED SYSTEMS FOR HIGH PRECISION AIRBORNE MAPPING

M.M. R. Mostafa M.M. R. Mostafa
  • Microdrones, 2911 Rue Du Meunier, Vaudreuil-Dorion, J7V 8P2 Quebec, Canada

Keywords: UAV, Unmanned Systems, Camera, GNSS, Inertial, Photogrammetry, Airborne, mapping, Orthophoto, DSM, Georeferencing, Accuracy, Calibration

Abstract. Recently, sophisticated multi-sensor systems have been implemented on-board modern Unmanned Aerial Systems. This allows for producing a variety of mapping products for different mapping applications. The resulting accuracies match the traditional well engineered manned systems. This paper presents the results of a geometric accuracy assessment project for unmanned systems equipped with multi-sensor systems for direct georeferencing purposes. There are a number of parameters that either individually or collectively affect the quality and accuracy of a final airborne mapping product. This paper focuses on identifying and explaining these parameters and their mutual interaction and correlation. Accuracy Assessment of the final ground object positioning accuracy is presented through real-world 8 flight missions that were flown in Quebec, Canada. The achievable precision of map production is addressed in some detail.