Application of inertial measuring unit in air navigation for ALS and DAP
This article describes the inertial measuring device IMU, as well as its use in airborne laser scanning and digital aerial photography. This device is used during the operation of a scanning unit and an aerial photo camera. The structure of an additional connection for a digital video camera is proposed, which will record video together with the GPS and IMU data stream. Also, conclusions are given about the quality of output data that affect a final product in engineering surveys.
Keywords: Inertial measuring device (IMU), accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer