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Integrated INS & LiDAR for Drone-Based Bridge Surveying

Feature Article by OxTS

UAV bridge survey with LiDAR and INS

OxTS has released a case study highlighting how their xNAV650 INS (inertial navigation system) has been used by professional drone services provider Dronezone in conjunction with a Velodyne VLP-16 LiDAR scanner to undertake a high-accuracy 3D bridge survey.

Download the full case study from OxTS’ website here

The case study covers:

  • How LiDAR surveys are ideal for spotting potential weaknesses in bridges
  • The challenges involved in recreating an accurate 3D model of the bridge
  • Details of the survey solution, which was composed of a DZX8 heavy-lift drone, a Velodyne VLP-16 LiDAR scanner, and the xNAV650 INS
  • The importance of calibrating the system

To find out more about conducting high-accuracy 3D infrastructure surveys with UAV LiDAR and inertial sensing, download the full case study from OxTS’ website.

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