The RT3003 is perfect for aerial survey applications. The inertial navigation system gives a complete solution for position and orientation. Precision GPS gives very accurate positioning. Dual-antenna GPS means that the heading is always accurate and does not depend on the aircraft’s dynamics. Airborne Research Australia has been using the RT3003 together with their Riegl Q560. They have presented their first pass of the data to us. Hopefully there will be some more to come soon.
- Their report of the results is in PDF format and can be downloaded here.
- The installation report is here.
More information on ARA can be found on their web-site at http://www.airborneresearch.org.au/