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UAV-Based Photogrammetry and Integrated Technologies for Architectural Applications--Methodological Strategies for the After-Quake Survey of Vertical Structures in Mantua (Italy).

Achille C, Adami A, Chiarini S, Cremonesi S, Fassi F, Fregonese L, Taffurelli L - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: The value of the photogrammetric application is demonstrated by a test case, based on the comparison of acquisition, calibration and 3D modeling results in case of use of a laser scanner, metric camera and amateur reflex camera.The applied survey solution allows a complete 3D database of the complex architectural structure to be obtained for the extraction of all the information needed for significant intervention.This demonstrates the applicability of the photogrammetry using UAV for the survey of vertical structures, complex buildings and difficult accessible architectural parts, providing high precision results.

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Affiliation: Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, ABC, Politecnico di Milano, via Ponzio, Milano 31-20133, Italy. cristiana.achille@polimi.it.

ABSTRACT
This paper examines the survey of tall buildings in an emergency context like in the case of post-seismic events. The after-earthquake survey has to guarantee time-savings, high precision and security during the operational stages. The main goal is to optimize the application of methodologies based on acquisition and automatic elaborations of photogrammetric data even with the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems in order to provide fast and low cost operations. The suggested methods integrate new technologies with commonly used technologies like TLS and topographic acquisition. The value of the photogrammetric application is demonstrated by a test case, based on the comparison of acquisition, calibration and 3D modeling results in case of use of a laser scanner, metric camera and amateur reflex camera. The test would help us to demonstrate the efficiency of image based methods in the acquisition of complex architecture. The case study is Santa Barbara Bell tower in Mantua. The applied survey solution allows a complete 3D database of the complex architectural structure to be obtained for the extraction of all the information needed for significant intervention. This demonstrates the applicability of the photogrammetry using UAV for the survey of vertical structures, complex buildings and difficult accessible architectural parts, providing high precision results.

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Mentions: One way to complete the survey of the tower was to use an UAV system. This avoided the use of cranes, which would lead to higher costs and time expenditures. Moreover, the possibility of moving a simple crane would not allow the acquisition of vertical strips without the use of ad hoc devices, and it would have been impossible to reach all the acquisition positions needed. Therefore the acquisition was performed in collaboration with Eos Fly (Mantua, Italy) using an octocopter (Figure 6).


UAV-Based Photogrammetry and Integrated Technologies for Architectural Applications--Methodological Strategies for the After-Quake Survey of Vertical Structures in Mantua (Italy).

Achille C, Adami A, Chiarini S, Cremonesi S, Fassi F, Fregonese L, Taffurelli L - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

The octocopter employed for the bell tower acquisition, and the Wi-Fi camera controller.
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sensors-15-15520-f006: The octocopter employed for the bell tower acquisition, and the Wi-Fi camera controller.
Mentions: One way to complete the survey of the tower was to use an UAV system. This avoided the use of cranes, which would lead to higher costs and time expenditures. Moreover, the possibility of moving a simple crane would not allow the acquisition of vertical strips without the use of ad hoc devices, and it would have been impossible to reach all the acquisition positions needed. Therefore the acquisition was performed in collaboration with Eos Fly (Mantua, Italy) using an octocopter (Figure 6).

Bottom Line: The value of the photogrammetric application is demonstrated by a test case, based on the comparison of acquisition, calibration and 3D modeling results in case of use of a laser scanner, metric camera and amateur reflex camera.The applied survey solution allows a complete 3D database of the complex architectural structure to be obtained for the extraction of all the information needed for significant intervention.This demonstrates the applicability of the photogrammetry using UAV for the survey of vertical structures, complex buildings and difficult accessible architectural parts, providing high precision results.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, ABC, Politecnico di Milano, via Ponzio, Milano 31-20133, Italy. cristiana.achille@polimi.it.

ABSTRACT
This paper examines the survey of tall buildings in an emergency context like in the case of post-seismic events. The after-earthquake survey has to guarantee time-savings, high precision and security during the operational stages. The main goal is to optimize the application of methodologies based on acquisition and automatic elaborations of photogrammetric data even with the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems in order to provide fast and low cost operations. The suggested methods integrate new technologies with commonly used technologies like TLS and topographic acquisition. The value of the photogrammetric application is demonstrated by a test case, based on the comparison of acquisition, calibration and 3D modeling results in case of use of a laser scanner, metric camera and amateur reflex camera. The test would help us to demonstrate the efficiency of image based methods in the acquisition of complex architecture. The case study is Santa Barbara Bell tower in Mantua. The applied survey solution allows a complete 3D database of the complex architectural structure to be obtained for the extraction of all the information needed for significant intervention. This demonstrates the applicability of the photogrammetry using UAV for the survey of vertical structures, complex buildings and difficult accessible architectural parts, providing high precision results.

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