The potential of light laser scanners developed for unmanned aerial vehicles – The review and accuracy
Magdalena Pilarska , Wojciech Ostrowski , Krzysztof Bakuła , Konrad Górski , Zdzisław Kurczyński
Modern photogrammetry and remote sensing have found small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to be a valuable source of data in various branches of science and industry (e.g., agriculture, cultural heritage). Recently, the growing role of laser scanning in the application of UAVs has also been observed. Laser scanners dedicated to UAVs consist of four basic components: a laser scanner (LiDAR), an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver and an on-board computer. The producers of the system provide users with detailed descriptions of the accuracies separately for each component. However, the final measurement accuracy is not given. This paper reviews state-of-the-art of laser scanners developed specifically for use on a UAV, presenting an overview of several constructions that are available nowadays. The second part of the paper is focussed on analysing the influence of the sensor accuracies on the final measurement accuracy. Mathematical models developed for Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) accuracy analyses are used to estimate the theoretical accuracies of different scanners with conditions typical for UAV missions. Finally, the theoretical results derived from the mathematical simulations are compared with an experimental use case.
|Journal series||The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, ISSN 1682-1750, [2194-9034]|
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= 5.0, 12-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 15; = 21.0|
|Citation count*||21 (2020-06-17)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.