Unmanned aerial vehicles as mobile multi - sensor platforms

Matthes Rieke, T. Foerster, A. Broering

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) equipped with multiple sensors publish data in unpre-dictable manner using considerable bandwidth and missing spatial reference. Additionally, the availa-ble approaches only provide proprietary access to the data. Integrating sensors from UAVs into a synchronized data stream is required for publishing the transmitted data on the Web. This article describes a software framework, which simplifies such integration. In particular, it synchronizes registered sensor data streams and attaches a spatial reference through a geotagging mechanism. Moreover, the resulting data is published on the Web and made accessible in an interoperable way using Sensor Web technology. The presented framework is applied to a multi-sensor equipped UAV for a real-world scenario exploring the surface-near atmosphere of the earth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 14th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancing Geoinformation Science for a Changing World
EditorsStan Geertman, Wolfgang Reinhardt, Fred Toppen
PublisherAssociation of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-90-816960-1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event14th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, AGILE 2011 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Apr 201121 Apr 2011
Conference number: 14


Conference14th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, AGILE 2011
Abbreviated titleAGILE


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