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Development of a UAV-Borne LiDAR System for Surveying Applications

Faculty of Communication and Environment, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, 47475 Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
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Presented at TERRAenVISION 2019, Barcelona, Spain, 2–7 September 2019.
Proceedings 2019, 30(1), 75; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019030075 (registering DOI)
Published: 23 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of TERRAenVISION 2019)
A high-resolution UAV-borne LiDAR system with a Velodyne VLP16-Lite at its core was developed for surveying applications. The LiDAR unit was combined with a high-end IMU-GNSS solution for direct georeferencing (APX-15) and a single-board computer for data acquisition (2nd-gen. Intel NUC). Hardware and software solutions were developed for system integration. Moreover, a mechanical mount for isolating the sensitive components of the system from the UAV’s high-frequency vibration was built and evaluated. System architecture and preliminary results were presented. Furthermore, a sensitivity analysis revealed the system’s most important sources of error and suggested ways to overcome these.
Keywords: surveying; UAV; lidar; system integration surveying; UAV; lidar; system integration
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Dogotari, M.; Prüm, M.; Lam, O.H.Y.; Vithlani, H.N.; Vu, V.H.; Melville, B.; Becker, R. Development of a UAV-Borne LiDAR System for Surveying Applications. Proceedings 2019, 30, 75.

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