GPR+drone integrated system for Archaeological investigation of Inca ruins
The system integrates a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and a drone equipped with a laser altimeter, allowing the drone to fly in the True Terrain Following mode for Archaeological investigation of Inca ruins in Peru.
The True Terrain Following allows the drone to accurately follow the terrain during the flight, based on data received from the laser altimeter. True Terrain Following enables the drone to fly at low altitudes (about 2-3 meters) without a need to import precise Digital Elevation Model (DEM) height-map into UgCS.
The GPR+drone integrated system guarantees the delivery of accurate survey results, is safer for personnel and is more time-efficient. One of the main components of the integrated system is UgCS - flight planning software that provides tools for easy creation and calculation of flight paths. UgCS displays GPR status data and its current trace.