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Friday, April 15 2022

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:00pm

The recent advancements in commercial drone performance and capability have seen their use in private industries proliferate. In terms of large area coverage, low-flying drones can accomplish the same tasks as larger unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and small manned aircraft. Traditional methods of capturing this imagery, including single wide field of view (WFOV) cameras and gimbal-mounted systems (a pivoted support used in camera stabilization), can be replaced by small camera arrays. By utilizing multiple lightweight sensors, large area coverage while maintaining good ground sample resolution can be achieved as well as promising a more robust system. This talk will explore the creation and testing of one such system, describe a means by which more advanced systems can be developed, and introduce a metric to compare its performance against various modeled systems.