This payload module for our Kite75 drone is called "Mapping". It is a first-class drone equipment package for surveying with multiband GNSS with RTK, PPK and PPP. With this, you are well equipped for mapping with centimeter accuracy for mapping, surveying and photogrammetry. This module turns the Kite75 into a first-class surveying drone.
Our Kite 75 survey drone is predestined for:
- Mapping of agricultural and urban areas,
- drone-supported surveying of traffic routes such as railway tracks and roads,
- construction progress documentation,
- drone-supported volume calculations in open-cast mines and landfills,
- official damage documentation,
- airborne accident reconstruction,
- construction inspection and BIM,
- facade surveying and documentation,
- as well as for many other applications in agriculture and forestry.
The quick release gimbal system allows you to easily use many different payloads on your Kite75, making your Kite75 a universal flight platform for many applications.
The Kite75's high-end mapping drone capability allows you to dramatically reduce the number of ground control points (GCPs), simplifying the field setup process and enabling you to accurately map even remote and hard-to-reach areas.
With many systems on the market, the autopilot triggers the camera and records the instantaneous coordinates. If the drone is flying at 20 m/s and the GPS is operating at 5 Hz, this means that your autopilot will only get precise position values from the GPS every 4m. This is far not enough for precise georeferencing. Also, there is always a delay between the trigger and the actual moment of capture.
Precise georeferencing with a time synchronization less than 1 microsecond.
The "Kite75-Mapping" solves the problem of synchronization by directly connecting the On Board RTK GNSS to the camera's hot shoe connector, which is synchronized with the shutter release. The time of capture and the geo-coordinates associated with the capture of each photo are recorded with a time deviation less than 1µs.
With this method of georeferencing, you only need ground control points to check the accuracy of your survey.
The "Kite75-Mapping" provides access to the GNSS base and GNSS rovers via an easy-to-use app available for both Android and iOS.
The app allows you to control all functions of the GNSS receivers, such as setting up a base station, logging RINEX data, configuring NMEA output, and monitoring data.
Logs are automatically recorded directly in RINEX in the internal memory. You can view a list of logs directly in the app and download them.
The georeferenced aerial photographs generated with the Kite75-Mapping can be easily processed with different photogrammetry software, such as Agisoft or PX4D.