The applanix technology in UAVs to better the precision
On: 24 February 2016 In: Press Book

Delair chooses Applanix Precision GNSS/IMU and post-mission software

After reviewing Direct Georeferencing solutions on the market, Delair selected Applanix; the APX-15 UAV for camera sensors and AP20 for LIDAR. Applanix is the recognized leader in Direct Georeferencing technology for aerial mapping and has been aggressively developing for the UAV market.
The Applanix APX-15 UAV, measuring just 6 cm x 6.7 cm and weighing only 60 grams, is a GNSS-Inertial solution designed to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of mapping from small UAVs. Comprised of a small single OEM board containing a precision GNSS receiver and inertial sensor components plus post-mission Differential GNSS-Inertial office software, the Applanix APX-15 UAV eliminates the need to survey extensive Ground Control Points (GCP’s) and reduces the amount of sidelap to be flown thus increasing the area flown each mission.

The position and orientation accuracies

The position and orientation accuracies, once data is post-processed with the included POSPac software, are 2 to 5 cm in position, 0.025° in pitch and roll, and 0.08° in heading.

Benefits of Direct Georeferencing using precision GNSS-Inertial systems and Post-Processing Software

1. Improved Accuracy : by using POSPac MMS post-mission software (POSPac UAV for APX-15 UAV), a highly accurate differential GNSS based position and orientation solution for Direct Georeferencing of cameras, LIDARs and other onboard sensors is obtained ;
2. Reduced Operational Costs : by reducing the number of GCP’s and sidelap required, larger areas can be flown at a reduced cost ;
3. Increased Overall Efficiency.

About Applanix

Applanix, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB), develops, manufactures, sells and supports products and solutions for mobile mapping and positioning. Applanix’ products and solutions are used in a variety of applications, including road profiling, GIS data acquisition, aerial surveying and mapping, railroad track maintenance and seafloor mapping. Established in 1991, Applanix supports its growing global customer base with exceptional service.

What we think about the Applanix solutionBenjamin Benharrosh co-founder of Delair-Tech drone Enterprise

“I would recommend Applanix, the APX-15 UAVand AP20, to companies looking for the best, highest grade products. The technology is superb, and the team is exceptional to work with”

Benjamin Benharrosh, Co-Founder, Sales & Marketing Director at Delair