3 November 2008 Study on blimp-based low-cost remote sensing platform
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Proceedings Volume 7145, Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Monitoring and Assessment of Natural Resources and Environments; 71452Q (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.813082
Event: Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Geo-Simulation and Virtual GIS Environments, 2008, Guangzhou, China
Abstract
The space-born and airborne platforms are major means to acquire the earth surface information. However, the airborne and spaceborne are sometime limited in some special cases such as military area, federal agencies. For this reason, this paper presents study on a blimp-based low altitude remote sensing platform, which has the characters of stability and safety and is easy to operate and control. The details of the hardware configuration and work flow are first described, and some key techniques including calibration, synchronization and aerial triangulation bundle adjustment are emphasized. In this system, low accuracy digital compass is used due to the limitation of blimp payload and cost. With the simulated study and real data analysis demonstrates that under the current hardware specification, the accuracy of 3D object coordinates can reach better than 0.5 m. Moreover, this system can reach equality with the airborne platform with less or without ground control points (GCPs).
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Wuming Zhang, Wuming Zhang, Xinping Guo, Xinping Guo, Guoqing Zhou, Guoqing Zhou, Guangjian Yan, Guangjian Yan, } "Study on blimp-based low-cost remote sensing platform", Proc. SPIE 7145, Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Monitoring and Assessment of Natural Resources and Environments, 71452Q (3 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.813082; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.813082
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