Determining the Elements of Exterior Orientation in Aerial Triangulation Processing Using UAV Technology

https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2020.1.15-24

  • Damian Wierzbicki
  • Kamil Krasuski
Keywords: GNSS, INS, UAV, digital aerial triangulation, elements of exterior orientation, aerial photogrammetry

Abstract

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are still an interesting and current research topic in photogrammetry. An important issue in this area is determining the elements of exterior orientation of image data acquired at low altitudes. The article presents selected mathematical methods (TGC, TIC, TAD) of estimating elements of exterior orientation for image data obtained at low altitudes. The measurement data for the experimental test were recorded by the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle platform Trimble UX-5. In the framework of the test photogrammetric flight, the authors obtained 506 images and navigation data specifying the position and orientation of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. As a result of the research, it is proven possible to show the usefulness of the mathematical models (TGC, TIC, TAD) in estimation of elements of exterior orientation.

Author Biographies

Damian Wierzbicki

Institute of Geodesy, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Military University of Technology, Warszawa, Poland

Kamil Krasuski

Institute of Navigation, Military University of Aviation, Deblin, Poland

Published
2020-01-02
How to Cite
Damian Wierzbicki, & Kamil Krasuski. (2020). Determining the Elements of Exterior Orientation in Aerial Triangulation Processing Using UAV Technology. Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina, 22(1), 15-24. https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2020.1.15-24
Section
Operation and Economics in Transport