Airborne detection of complex structures

Lightweight systems on mobile platforms

Aerial Mapping

Targeting the ground

Due to the rapid technical progress, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are becoming more and more attractive for the civil sector. Measurement systems carried by UAVs capture large areas and complex structures fast and efficiently. Laws now provide a reliable framework for the safe  commercial use of UAVs.

In data acquisition, it is no longer sufficient to capture just a single parameter, such as the geometry of a terrain or infrastructure, or to generate terabyte-by-terabyte videos. What is required is the combination of several parameters such as 3D geometry, surface texture or multispectral information. Just as important today is the automated evaluation of the generated data in order to be able to use it optimally in terms of »big data«.

Fraunhofer IPM develops modular, lightweight high-end measurement systems that meet exactly these requirements: simultaneously capture multiple parameters, convert them into a consistent data stream and automatically evaluate them.