Experimental approach for geometrical calibration of small UAV sensors

Aleksandr Sergeyev*, Eugene Levin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Small unmanned aerial vehicle (SUAV) imagery geometrical quality is affected by the fact that cameras which are installed in SUAV usually are not calibrated due to the platforms size and cost constrains. To this end, image enhancements and camera calibration processes are crucial elements of the remote sensing system architectures. In this work we present experimental research involving SUAV platform equipped with autopilot and with ability to accommodate a payload up to 11 pounds. SUAV platform is currently fitted with a 12MP EOS camera, which is a subject of calibration procedures. Presented preliminary results of the research demonstrate SUAV remote sensing feasibility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemote Sensing System Engineering III
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventRemote Sensing System Engineering III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20102 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceRemote Sensing System Engineering III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Photogrammetry
  • SUAV
  • Sensor calibration


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