One of the topics in which SPECTORS is active is drone positioning, with staff involved in developing and testing optical positioning systems that may be effectively implemented on drones. To give a general idea to whom is not familiar with the topic, positioning systems are needed on drones in order to be able to determine…
Very precise drone positioning in the centimeter range is fundamental for many future applications (indoor architecture assessment or accurate quantitative short range surveying of building facades and other architectural structures). However the accuracy of GPS is not high enough for such applications. Differential GPS improves the positioning but does not work indoors, in forests or in narrow streets with high buildings.
Possible options may be: Laser scanning and guidance, optical positioning with markers, ultra- wideband (UWB).