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Assessment of photogrammetric micro fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system for image acquisition of coastal area

Darwin, Norhadija and Ahmad, Anuar and Mat Amin, Zulkarnaini and Zainon, Othman (2014) Assessment of photogrammetric micro fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system for image acquisition of coastal area. Jurnal Teknologi, 71 (5). pp. 31-36. ISSN 0127-9696

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v71.3849

Abstract

Fast image acquisition is the most important part for societal impact of a developing country. This paper aims to demonstrate the potential use of micro fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system attached with high resolution digital camera for coastal mapping. In this study, six strips of aerial images of coastal area was captured using a high resolution compact digital camera known as Canon Power Shot SX230 HS and it has 12 megapixel image resolution. From the aerial images, photogrammetric image processing method is completed to produce mapping outputs such a digital elevation model (DEM) and orthophoto. For accuracy assessment, the coordinates of the selected points in the 3D of stereomodel were compared to the conjugate points observed using GPS and the root mean square error (RMSE) is computed. From this study, the results showed that the achievable RMSE are ± 0.018m, ± 0.013m and ± 0.034m for coordinates X, Y and Z respectively. It will anticipate that the UAV will be used for coastal survey and improve current method of producing with low cost, fast and good accuracy. Finally, the UAV has shown great potential to be used for coastal mapping that require accurate results or products using high resolution camera

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:micro fixed-wing UAV, digital camera, coastal area
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:51946
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 11:52
Last Modified:29 Aug 2018 15:57

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