Low-Cost Structure from Motion Techniques for Studying Earthquake Faults

Project: Research project

Description

We are exploring low-cost means of acquiring fault zone topography by flying a remote-controlled multi-copter with a digital camera pointed at targets of fault zones (Figure 1; http://store.3drobotics.com/products/x8-plus). High-resolution, sub-decimeter, structure from motion (SfM) point clouds will be generated using tightly overlapping photo sequences.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date10/21/159/30/16

Funding

  • National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA): $19,993.00

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