UAS Imaging for Archaeological Survey and Documentation

Salvatore Esposito , P. Fallavollita , M.G. Melis , Marco Balsi , Stanisław Jankowski


Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are extensively used in diverse fields, wherever inexpensive and easy-to-deploy platforms are required for close-range remote sensing. Applications proposed in archaeology to date include ortho-photography and 3-D modeling. On the other hand, use of image processing and feature detection methods, well developed in other fields is hardly used. After reviewing technologies and methods for UAS-based surveying and surface modeling, we propose feature detection methods (e.g. line detection, texture segmentation) dedicated to extraction of structures in the images that are significant for archaeological survey, planning, and documentation and show results on selected case studies.
Author Salvatore Esposito
Salvatore Esposito,,
, P. Fallavollita
P. Fallavollita,,
, M.G. Melis
M.G. Melis,,
, Marco Balsi
Marco Balsi,,
, Stanisław Jankowski (FEIT / PE)
Stanisław Jankowski,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
Book Romaniuk Ryszard (eds.): Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013, vol. 8903, 2013, SPIE P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, Washington 98227-0010 USA , SPIE, ISBN 9780819497857, [ISSN 0277-786X ], 410 p., DOI:10.1117/12.2049644
Keywords in EnglishUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), ortho-photography, 3-D modeling, multi-rotors, K-means, directional filtering
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
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ScoreMinisterial score = 10.0, 29-08-2020, BookChapterMatConfByIndicator
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 29-08-2020, BookChapterMatConfByIndicator
Publication indicators GS Citations = 1.0; WoS Citations = 1
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