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UAS imaging for archaeological survey and documentation
Author(s): S. Esposito; P. Fallavollita; M. G. Melis; M. Balsi; S. Jankowski
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8903, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013, 89030K (25 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2035318
Show Author Affiliations
S. Esposito, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
P. Fallavollita, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
M. G. Melis, Univ. degli Studi di Sassari (Italy)
M. Balsi, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
S. Jankowski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8903:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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