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

Abstract

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.
Author Magdalena Pilarska ZFTSIP
Magdalena Pilarska,,
- Department of Photogrammetry, Teledetection and Spatial Information Systems
, Wojciech Ostrowski ZFTSIP
Wojciech Ostrowski,,
- Department of Photogrammetry, Teledetection and Spatial Information Systems
, Krzysztof Bakuła ZFTSIP
Krzysztof Bakuła,,
- Department of Photogrammetry, Teledetection and Spatial Information Systems
, Konrad Górski ZFTSIP
Konrad Górski,,
- Department of Photogrammetry, Teledetection and Spatial Information Systems
, Zdzisław Kurczyński ZFTSIP
Zdzisław Kurczyński,,
- Department of Photogrammetry, Teledetection and Spatial Information Systems
Journal seriesThe International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, ISSN 1682-1750 [2194-9034]
Issue year2016
VolXLII-2/W2
Pages87-95
Publication size in sheets0.5
Conference11th 3D Geoinfo Conference, 20-10-2016 - 21-10-2016, Ateny, Grecja
Keywords in EnglishUAV, laser scanning, light scanners, accuracy, review, LiDAR
DOIDOI:10.5194/isprs-arvhives-XLII-2-W2-87-2016
Internal identifier131/2016
Languageen angielski
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