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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/B22/S10.095

A COMMERCIAL OF THE SHELF COMPONENTS FOR AN UNMANNED AIR VEHICLE PHOTOGRAMMETRY

P. Burdziakowski, J. Szulwic
Thursday 8 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, www.sgem.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-59-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 28 - July 6, 2016, Book2 Vol. 2, 739-746 pp

ABSTRACT
A photogrammetry from a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can be understood as a new
measurement tool. Is introduces a low-cost alternatives for a traditional aerial
photogrammetry. A commercial off-the-shelf products (COTS), that are commercially
available for a costumers, are the standard manufactures products, not custom. COTS
products are available in the commercial market and can be bought and used under
government contract. That fact makes it cheaper and available for all. Motivations for
using COTS components is a reduction of overall system-development and costs and
long-term maintenance costs. An aviation offers a different types of aircraft. Aircraft
may be classified by different criteria, such as lift type, aircraft propulsion. All those
types offers different attributes, that are more or less desirable for UAV
photogrammetry. A methodology for determining a platform type was developed in this
research, and the most suitable platform for a photogrammetry measurements was
chosen. In order to build a UAV platform for photogrammetry tasks, products available
on commercial market were analyzed with characteristics and technical data.

Keywords: COTS, UAV, photogrammetry, methodology