Date Added: Jun 2010
Direct georeferencing of airborne imaging sensors with high precision GNSS and inertial technology is an established practice used in numerous aerial survey mapping projects nowadays. Those integrated systems of high quality aerial cameras and orientation sensors have their price which finds its expression in the high price level of aerial survey mapping projects. The development of an alternative for aerial survey mapping is the challenge of this paper. It aims at the development of a low-cost sensor system for capturing aerial colour and thermal images of high photogrammetric quality by using a gyrocopter.