Drone often encounter the problem of how to follow terrain without negotiating the accuracy and effectiveness of data collection. But recently a drone technology firm – SPH Engineering has announced having obtained the solution through its new discovery for UAVs. It permits accurate terrain tracking with no requirement of depending on the map data.
Sectors including engineering, mining, inspections, farming, and others will benefit greatly with this innovation. As there flying over objects at a specific height is crucial, this technology can help in the new terrain mapping and tracking.
With modern technology, LiDAR tracking can combine remarkably accurate maps of the territory by giving estimations of up to one-centimeter accuracy level. With regards to the mission planning, having an excessively precise landscape map implies that the drone’s flight route should incorporate such a large number of waypoints. As many collections of waypoints should be stored onto the drone in the meantime, a LiDAR-mapped zone of territory would require to be flown more than a few times to accomplish the fundamental precision.
Both of the issues are solved by SPH Engineering discovery as it collects and utilizes territory information simultaneously. The laser altimeter assembles a continuous flow of data by calculating the flight time of a short flash of infrared laser light when it backs off the outside of the territory. On the other hand, the UgCS information logger alters the drone flight altitude likewise. Since it utilizes real and not preceding data, the mode is known as True Terrain Following.
True Terrain Following is available for licensed drone inspections and studies. The function is right now accessible for DJI M600/M600 Pro drones as well as applied with custom drones relying on DJI A3 autopilot.