Determining of correlation relationship between roll, pitch, and yaw for UAVs

Volodymyr Hlotov , Alla Hunina , Mariana Yurkiv , Zbigniew Siejka


Currently, UAVs are intensively being introduced into topographic-photogrammetric production for topographic digital aerial photography and laser scanning. These technologies have a number of advantages: they don’t require specially prepared platforms and launchers, they are relatively inexpensive unlike large aircrafts, and they are safe. However, there are still many unsolved problems for ultralight UAVs, especially when the aerial photography is made. As you know, the requirements for the implementation of the aerial survey process are quite stringent, first of all, for horizontal flight: the angles of inclination must be within 3–5 degrees, since exceeding these tolerances significantly affects the accuracy for determining the spatial coordinates of objects. Therefore, there was an idea to conduct researches of dependences between the pitch α, roll ω and yaw κ. For this purpose, 100 images obtained from aircraft-type UAV ‘Arrow’ developed and created by specialists from Lviv Polytechnic National University and ‘Abris’ were used. As a result of the study, the multiple correlation coefficient and the parameters of the linear regression equation for the angular elements of the exterior orientation of digital images were calculated. In addition, statistical quality evaluations for the obtained regression model were carried out. Analysis of the received data allows to assert that angular elements of exterior orientation are correlated with each other. Therefore, in the further imaging materials, processing it becomes possible to make compensation of this fact and to improve calculation accuracy of spatial coordinates of points.
Author Volodymyr Hlotov (FoEEaLS / DoG)
Volodymyr Hlotov,,
- Department of Geodesy
, Alla Hunina
Alla Hunina,,
, Mariana Yurkiv
Mariana Yurkiv,,
, Zbigniew Siejka (FoEEaLS / DoG)
Zbigniew Siejka,,
- Department of Geodesy
Journal seriesReports on Geodesy and Geoinformatics, [Reports on Geodesy], ISSN 2391-8365, e-ISSN 2391-8152, (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishUnmanned aerial vehicle; correlation; roll; pitch; yaw; regression equation
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); after publication
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