Autonomous UAV-based Forest Mapping Below the Canopy

Joakim Rydell, Michael Tulldahl, Erika Bilock, Linnéa Axelsson, Pontus Köhler

Abstract: We present a system for forest mapping from an autonomous UAV, flying below the tree canopy. The UAV is equipped with four stereo cameras, which provide information for navigation, mapping, and collision avoidance. The main focus of the paper is positioning and forest mapping, but the full system, including both hardware and algorithms, is described.
Published in: 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS)
April 20 - 23, 2020
Hilton Portland Downtown
Portland, Oregon
Pages: 112 - 117
Cite this article: Rydell, Joakim, Tulldahl, Michael, Bilock, Erika, Axelsson, Linnéa, Köhler, Pontus, "Autonomous UAV-based Forest Mapping Below the Canopy," 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Portland, Oregon, April 2020, pp. 112-117.
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