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Real-time Geo-localization Using Satellite Imagery and Topography for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [article]

Shuxiao Chen, Xiangyu Wu, Mark W. Mueller, Koushil Sreenath
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The capabilities of autonomous flight with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have significantly increased in recent times.  ...  At the second stage, for each captured real-world query image, top global matches are retrieved from the database and the vehicle pose is further refined via local descriptor matching.  ...  Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Government purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation herein.  ... 
arXiv:2108.03344v1 fatcat:onja4qa3fzaazaqipbgo2ydp4i

PRECISE 3D GEO-LOCATION OF UAV IMAGES USING GEO-REFERENCED DATA

M. Hamidi, F. Samadzadegan
2015 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
This paper presents a precise methodology for 3D geo-location of UAV images using geo-referenced data.  ...  These refined exterior orientation parameters are then used for geo-locating entire image frame using rigorous collinearity model in a backward scheme.  ...  ., 2012 , discussed an unmanned aerial vehicle which was capable of navigating autonomously to geo-localize arbitrary ground target.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-xl-1-w5-269-2015 fatcat:dlubsdl6k5cshcmawqfkeq5xsy

BEACH VOLUME CHANGE USING UAV PHOTOGRAMMETRY SONGJUNG BEACH, KOREA

C. I. Yoo, T. S. Oh
2016 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
This paper analyses the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to 3D map and beach volume change.  ...  The resulting datasets were integrated in a local coordinates and the method proved to be a very useful fool for the detection of areas where coastal erosion occurs and for the quantification of beach  ...  Rapid advances in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology now allows for cost-effective collection of aerial imagery and topography at centimetre resolution suitable for assessing change in coastal ecosystems  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xli-b8-1201-2016 fatcat:xw2nnbokmne4rkpaapl3dil5hi

Low aerial imagery – an assessment of georeferencing errors and the potential for use in environmental inventory

Maciej Smaczyński, Beata Medyńska-Gulij
2017 Geodesy and Cartography  
Unmanned aerial vehicles are increasingly being used in close range photogrammetry.  ...  Real-time observation of the Earth's surface and the photogrammetric images obtained are used as material for surveying and environmental inventory.  ...  Acknowledgments The paper is the result of research on visualization methods carried out within statutory research in the Department of Cartography and Geomatics, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan,  ... 
doi:10.1515/geocart-2017-0005 fatcat:p33tsqztgfg57exksgavynyc64

Fleets of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems for Forest Fire Applications

2015 Forest Research Open Access  
In forest-fire monitoring UAS equipped with visual and infrared cameras execute automatic image processing and geo-referencing techniques in order to compute in real-time the fire-front location, geometry  ...  However, the use of UAS instead of piloted aerial vehicles also provides higher flexibility.  ...  In forest-fire monitoring UAS equipped with visual and infrared cameras execute automatic image processing and geo-referencing techniques in order to compute in real-time the fire-front location, geometry  ... 
doi:10.4172/2168-9776.1000e115 fatcat:scix2l7tr5awzk5rqdttnmi55i

Remote Sensing for Landslide Investigations: From Research into Practice

Marco Scaioni
2013 Remote Sensing  
Like global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), engineering geodesy techniques and geotechnical sensors, satellite and ground-based remote sensing have become the routine solutions adopted for assessment  ...  Recognition may well provide precise information to help monitoring, and both are expected to furnish useful data for modeling and prediction.  ...  The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is addressed as a promising tool to gather high-resolution images and to cover areas that are difficult to access from the ground.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs5115488 fatcat:x52lzyobinc3xk7yzlip42sxsu

Beach Topography Surveying Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Photogrammetry Technology

Hui-Ming Fang, Kuan-Tsung Chang, Sung-Shan Hsiao, Shih-Peng Chiang
2021 Journal of Marine Science and Technology  
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have advantages of high portability and mobility and low operating altitude.  ...  A virtual base station with real-time kinematic positioning functionality was used to measure the coordinates of the ground control points for correcting the actual coordinates to obtain actual topographic  ...  We thank the experts and scholars for reviewing, editing, and providing valuable comments on the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.51400/2709-6998.1000 fatcat:ovvxxgx2g5hg5oprfqudhxecfy

USING A MICRO-UAV FOR ULTRA-HIGH RESOLUTION MULTI-SENSOR OBSERVATIONS OF ANTARCTIC MOSS BEDS

A. Lucieer, S. Robinson, D. Turner, S. Harwin, J. Kelcey
2012 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
mapping, multispectral imagery ABSTRACT: This study is the first to use an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for mapping moss beds in Antarctica.  ...  Commission ICWG I/V: Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) for Mapping and Monitoring Applications KEY WORDS: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Antarctica, moss beds, Structure from Motion (SfM) point cloud, terrain  ...  We would also like to thank Dr Dana Bergstrom and Mrs Jessica Bramley-Alves for their support in the field.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-xxxix-b1-429-2012 fatcat:2ddcsyeb75aypmf2u3bcqdo44e

Identification and Analysis of Microscale Hydrologic Flood Impacts Using Unmanned Aerial Systems

Jamie Dyer, Robert Moorhead, Lee Hathcock
2020 Remote Sensing  
In response, the aim of this project is to define and illustrate the hydrologic response of river flooding relative to microscale surface properties by using an unmanned aerial system (UAS) with dedicated  ...  to provide high-resolution visible and infrared imagery for analysis of hydrologic features.  ...  Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center (LMRFC) in mission planning and real-time feedback during the missions.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12101549 fatcat:snmoluwklffwli3tulyydyn2ue

Effectiveness of Sentinel-2 in Multi-Temporal Post-Fire Monitoring When Compared with UAV Imagery

Luís Pádua, Nathalie Guimarães, Telmo Adão, António Sousa, Emanuel Peres, Joaquim J. Sousa
2020 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have become popular in recent years and are now used in a wide variety of applications.  ...  The achieved results demonstrate the effectiveness of satellite data for post-fire monitoring, even at a local scale, as more cost-effective than UAV data.  ...  In the past decade, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has increased for agroforestry applications [8] and are now being used for forest fire prevention [9] , canopy fuel estimation [10] ,  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi9040225 fatcat:culfesfgibc3vl5aty7dffvjmu

Multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UVAs) and high-resolution compact digital cameras: a promising new method for monitoring changes to surface karst resources

Carolyn Ramsey, Paul A. Griffiths, Timothy R. Stokes
2014 Acta Carsologica  
Stokes: Multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UVAs) and high-resolution compact digital cameras: a promising new method for monitoring changes to surface karst resources In the course of doctoral research  ...  High resolution vertical images obtained during recreational use of a small multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) seemed to have the potential to answer this need.  ...  The authors also wish to thank Nadja Zupan-Hajna, Pavel Bosák, Bill I' Anson and James Reddicopp for reviewing the manuscript. Their thoughtful feedback and helpful comments are much appreciated.  ... 
doi:10.3986/ac.v43i2.625 fatcat:ruxk4ds7fjga7jrm7teb42q4ey

Review article: The use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) for natural hazards monitoring and management

Daniele Giordan, Yuichi Hayakawa, Francesco Nex, Fabio Remondino, Paolo Tarolli
2017 NHESSD  
Nowadays, in the scientific community, the use of these systems is not a novelty, but a deeper analysis of literature shows a lack of codified complex methodologies that can be used not only for scientific  ...  , wildfires and floods.  ...  For the monitoring and mapping applications, mini-or micro RPAS 119 systems are very useful as cost-efficient platforms for capturing real-time close-range imagery.  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-2017-339 fatcat:kxiceaalqbejbeyrels2n3rfzm

Multi-sensor integration for unmanned terrain modeling

Sreenivas R. Sukumar, Sijie Yu, David L. Page, Andreas F. Koschan, Mongi A. Abidi, Grant R. Gerhart, Charles M. Shoemaker, Douglas W. Gage
2006 Unmanned Systems Technology VIII  
Often, the information based on the localization of the unmanned vehicle is not sufficient for deploying army resources.  ...  State-of-the-art unmanned ground vehicles are capable of understanding and adapting to arbitrary road terrain for navigation.  ...  (a) Map building for strategic planning: Most unmanned vehicles are already equipped with position and orientation sensors for localization along with vision sensors that are used for obstacle avoidance  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.666249 fatcat:3h6rgmxxenc45ircotkrlhtrjy

The utilization of unmanned aerial vehicles incombating illegal bunkering activities in the Niger Delta regions of Nigeria

Kayode Sunday John Dada, Jechoniah Akila
2021 선진국방연구  
In contemporary surveillance and reconnaissance efforts, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been widely deployed in dangerous, low-altitude regions where manned aircrafts cannot navigate easily because  ...  This paper provides an overview of the use of UAVs in combating illegal bunkering activities. It classifies these vehicles based on performance and size.  ...  The utilization of unmanned aerial vehicles in... / Dada Kayode Sunday, John⋅Jechoniah, Akila 121  ... 
doi:10.37944/jams.v4i1.96 doaj:ce82972080344547adfba644b5fa5a19 fatcat:lmzgil6cfzdbpbefy5f5rbthme

Fluvial and aquatic applications of Structure from Motion photogrammetry and unmanned aerial vehicle/drone technology

Jonathan L. Carrivick, Mark W. Smith
2018 WIREs Water  
0000-0002-9286-5348 and Smith, MW orcid.org/0000-0003-4361-9527 (2019) Fluvial and aquatic applications of Structure from Motion photogrammetry and unmanned aerial vehicle/drone technology.  ...  Acknowledgments Very helpful reviews from Patrice Carbonneau and Mike James improved this overview article.  ...  There is also a very pragmatic reason for the rapid uptake of SfM photogrammetry; it enables Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)/drone data to be used more readily and consumer-grade UAVs have evolved greatly  ... 
doi:10.1002/wat2.1328 fatcat:mxztbt7mgvdlbipu4klbajkgsu
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