A MULTI-PURPOSE USV PROTOTYPE FOR PHOTOGRAMMETRY APPLICATIONS – CASE STUDY OF A 3D MODEL OF THE GRUNWALDZKI BRIDGE (WROCŁAW, POLAND)
Keywords: USV, photogrammetry, 3D modeling, historical bridge, 3D reconstruction
Abstract. The BATDRON Unmanned Surface Vessel is an original structure developed at Wrocław University of Science and Technology, intended to conduct measurements using a diverse range of sensors. Initially, it was used to measure the geometry of reservoirs and waterways, however, owing to the constant development of the platform, it was possible to use a new sensor – a non-metric camera, and to carry out photogrammetric measurements. The first tests were carried out using a NIKON D800 camera and included measuring the Grunwaldzki Bridge in Wrocław.
The analysis of the trajectory of the BATDRON remotely controlled (RC) vessel demonstrated that it maintains the programmed course (the average value of the distance from the set mission route was -0.04 m), which is of great importance in the case of photogrammetric measurement sessions. Also, the internal quality control (IQC) of data obtained from the non-metric camera in relation to reference data obtained with a Riegl laser scanner showed satisfactory accuracy of photogrammetric data.