UAV Upgrade Kit
PPK Drone upgrade kit with centimeter accuracy
Upgrade your existing drone with our easy-to-install PPK upgrade kits
This kit is specially designed for UAVs offering a so-called “open” system. An open system consists of a high-quality camera (eg Sony Alpha, Ricoh, Olympus, Nikon, etc.) which is triggered by the autopilot of the UAV. Using our upgrade kit for your existing drone, the trigger position for each image can be recorded to centimeter accuracy.
The advantages are obvious: (a) fewer or no ground control points are needed – you save time and money on your projects. (b) Having precise image location data makes software operation easier and, above all, stabilises the photogrammetric model. (c) Curving of the photogrammetric model is largely prevented.
By precisely measuring the position of image centers during the flight, the time-consuming measurement and marking of ground control points (GCPs) is no longer necessary.
INTEGRATION - Good to know:
- The helical antenna has to be installed on the peak position of the drone, 5cm above all other elements.
- The helical antenna is sensitive to high frequent vibrations, avoid them!
- The GNSS chip and the helical antenna has to be placed as far away as possible from other circuit boards, especially radios. Also avoid installing next to high power cables.
- Try to put the GNSS chipset directly beneath the antenna, and avoid the use of a cable. This can cause unwanted electrical influences from other sources