This research extends aircraft path planning, data capture and flight assist concepts to optimise flight management and planning for large scale infrastructure aerial surveys.
The outcomes can be applied to both highly automated manned and unmanned aircraft to reduce costs and optimise data capture.
Demonstration of advanced 3D guidance and control of UAV platform flight tests were successfully conducted in March 2014.
Gimbal system flight tests and data collection were also conducted for evaluation of in-flight feature extraction, active guidance and other vision based processing steps.
This project has now concluded.