As a natural step in the development of our mapping favourite – the Cumulus – we have added post processed kinematic (PPK) to it’s latest update. The new PPK feature ensures a high level of accuracy in the data retrieved from the Cumulus guaranteeing a continual high level of precision in your results.
The PPK hardware operates independently of your current UAV flight management system. Your UAV will thus operate as it does now with onboard flight control using the existing autonomous GPS.
How does it work
The PPK system logs GNSS data with a millisecond camera trigger events to provide highly accurate camera positions after post-processing. After the flight mission the data logged is processed with base station data.
After post-processing the data the high-precision camera coordinates are inserted in your photogrammetry software with your images.