Our working group deals with a fundamental
task in photogrammetry and remote sensing: sensor orientation, both in
real-time and off-line. Sensor orientation is the determination of a
sensor or sensor-system orientation parameters -i.e., in a wide sense,
its position, velocity and attitude. In our context, navigation is
real-time orientation. Today, orientation and navigation parameters are
derived from multiple sensor configurations in a number of ways. Data
integration from various, usually redundant or at least partially
redundant sensors, allows for a more precise, accurate, reliable, less expensive and
faster orientation and navigation.
The mission of the Working Group is to promote, facilitate and communicate research and its results on the topics listed below.
Terms of Reference:
- Algorithmic aspects of direct georeferencing for Active and Passive Sensors in Marine, Land, Airborne, and Spaceborne environment.
- Navigation technology and the methods of sensor orientation in urban, indoor and forested environments.
- Co-registration of heterogeneous data sets for integrated sensor navigation, orientation and calibration.
- Georeferencing by integrated sensor orientation - models and adjustment procedures.
- Real-time aspects: mission control, data validation, evaluation, quality control.
- Navigation redundancy, robustness and reliability: impact of system integration.
- Standards and protocols in direct georeferencing and sensor orientation.
Technical Commission Officers:
Dr. Jan Skaloud, Switzerland
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL
EPFL-TOPO, Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Ismael Colomina, Spain
Institut de Geomàtica
Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia
Avda. del Canal Olímpic, s/n
E-08860 Castelldefels, Spain
Dr. Michael Cramer, Germany
Institut für Photogrammetrie
D-70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Dr. Klaus Legat, Austria
Vermessung AVT-ZT GmbH
A - 6460 Imst, Austria