LABORATORY: CNR ISPC – AIRLAB
NAME OF THE INSTRUMENT
LiDAR system on drone
The system consists of a laser scanner with full waveform technology conveyed by a hexacopter drone, managed remotely with radio control. It is designed for applications in the field of archaeological prospecting, documentation of cultural heritage such as archaeological sites, architectural monuments, the detailed survey, and the study of landscape contexts, with particular reference to areas covered by vegetation.
Compared to other remote sensing systems based on passive sensors (VNIR, IRT), thanks to the possibility of penetrating inside the vegetation, filtering it, it allows to identify sites of archaeological interest or archaeological remains in densely wooded areas, including tropical forests.
In non-vegetated or scarcely vegetated areas, the added value of LiDAR compared to optical sensors is given by the possibility of obtaining detailed digital models of the terrain, for cartographic use, for the study of geomorphology and the analysis of microtopography from which to extract information of archaeological interest.
The system can be used for the realization of 3d models of landscapes, monumental complexes, archaeological sites, aimed at knowledge, conservation, enhancement, risk assessment with reference to landslides, illegal excavation activities.
An optimal use of the system is to integrate it with other remote sensing data acquired by active and passive sensors on an aerial and satellite platform for multi-scale and multi-sensor applications.
The system consists of a hexacopter drone equipped with a laser scanner with full waveform technology.
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