METHODOLOGY TO IMPROVE THE ACCURACY OF DETERMINING THE POSITION OF UAVS EQUIPPED WITH SINGLE-FREQUENCY RECEIVERS FOR THE PURPOSES OF GATHERING DATA ON AVIATION OBSTACLESJournal: Scientific Journal of Silesian University of Technology. Series Transport (Vol.119, No. 119)
Publication Date: 2023-06-01
Authors : Marta LALAK Kamil KRASUSKI Damian WIERZBICKI;
Page : 83-104
Keywords : IGS; GPS; UAV; photogrammetry; aviation obstacle; accuracy analysis; SBAS;
Low-altitude photogrammetric studies are often applied in detection of aviation obstacles. The low altitude of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flight guarantees high spatial resolution (X, Y) of the obtained data. At the same time, due to high temporal resolution, UAVs have become an appropriate tool for gathering data about such obstacles. In order to ensure the required accuracy of orientation of the photogrammetric block, Ground Control Points (GCPs) are measured. The recently introduced UAV positioning solutions that are based on Post-Processing Kinematic (PPK) and Real Time Kinematic (RTK) are known to effectively reduce, or, according to other sources, even completely eliminate the necessity to conduct GCP measurements. However, the RTK method involves multiple limitations that result from the need to ensure continuous communication between the reference station and the rover receiver. The main challenge lies in achieving accurate orientation of the block without the need to conduct time-consuming ground measurements that are connected to signalling and measuring the GCPs. Such solution is required if the SPP code method is applied to designation the position of the UAV. The paper presents a research experiment aimed at improving the accuracy of the determination of the coordinates of UAV for the SPP method, in real time. The algorithm of the SPP method was improved with the use of IGS products.
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