Inside Unmanned Systems

APR-MAY 2018

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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57 April/May 2018 unmanned systems inside ENGINEERING. PRACTICE. POLICY. Post Mission QC • Once drone lands, check logged data for gaps, inertial sensor errors, and that raw GPS obser- vations are as expected Mostafa warned, "The industry is seeing a lot of advancements. The potential in hardware for UAVs is high, but the software is still lagging. Look beyond the f lashy hardware and ask de- tailed questions about sof t ware capabilities." Robert Chrismon, director of UAS services for Spatial Data Consultants, Inc. in High Point, North Carolina, said the workshop gave him con- fidence he was headed in the right direction. Chrismon has been land surveying for 22 years and spent the last four years static terrestrial laser scanning. He's recently been tasked with investigating and piloting UAS-based photo- grammetry sensors to deliver survey grade maps. When asked about the workshop value, Chrismon said, "This workshop confirmed my belief that mak- ing the change from static terrestrial to unmanned mobile is the right approach for our company—and provided (we know) the best practices and key ques- tions to ask to move forward successfully." Photogrammertry or LiDAR? Criterion Photogrammertry LiDAR When to Acquire Data Day Time Any Time How to Acquire Data From Images Direct Interpretation (Semantic) Easier More Complicated Vertical Accuracy Lower Higher Horizontal Accuracy Higher Lower Integration? GNSS-Inertial Direct Georeferencing for UAVs Applanix Direct Georeferencing Solutions provide everything you need to turn your UAV into a professional mapping solution using an imaging sensor such as a camera, LiDAR, or hyperspectral scanner. ► Achieve cm accuracy without GCPs ► Fly larger areas per mission ► Automatically merge imagery with LiDAR data © 2018, Trimble Inc. All rights reserved..

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