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Solutions for near real time cartography from a mini-quadrotor UAV
Author(s): A. Gademer; F. Mainfroy; L. Beaudoin; L. Avanthey; V. Germain; C. Chéron; S. Monat; J. P. Rudant
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Paper Abstract

In this article, we present another way to acquire centimetric data using a quad-rotor UAV and the specific tools developed to perform near real time cartography. After setting the context of the UAVs, we will present the design and the realization of our quad-rotor Vertical Take Off and Landing solution and it's capacity for Very High Resolution imagery. Then we will describe the tools we developed to improve its ability for operational mapping : how to perform flight in immersion with a customizable HUD that takes the video broadcast from the UAV and adds vector information in real-time on virtual reality goggles, how to combine satellite and vector data with path optimization algorithm to design relevant flight plans and update them in real time to ensure data completeness, how to generate relevant geolocalization meta-data to be able to navigate in the produced image database few minutes after the landing and finally, how to employ home-made open-source mosaicer to take advantage of the three simultaneous on-board digital camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7478, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology IX, 74781G (7 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830391
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A. Gademer, Univ. Paris-Est (France)
Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique Electronique Automatique (France)
F. Mainfroy, Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique Electronique Automatique (France)
L. Beaudoin, Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique Electronique Automatique (France)
L. Avanthey, Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique Electronique Automatique (France)
V. Germain, Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique Electronique Automatique (France)
C. Chéron, Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique Electronique Automatique (France)
S. Monat, Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique Electronique Automatique (France)
J. P. Rudant, Univ. Paris-Est (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7478:
Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology IX
Ulrich Michel; Daniel L. Civco, Editor(s)

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