Remote Sensing Laser Survey and Imagery Technologies for Expediting Airport Mapping and Asset Management Applications

This paper reviews the recently developed survey protocols and elevation accuracy specifications of LIght Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) sensors for airport obstruction mapping. Airborne LIDAR surveys have been reportedly conducted for over 24 airports in the United States. Due to daytime and nighttime operations and computational efficiency of LIDAR workflow obstruction mapping is expedited enhancing safety of aircraft and airport users. Additionally, LIDAR vector data can be re-analyzed to produce acceptable topographic mapping for engineering analysis of airfield assets. This significant improvement saves time and costs, compared to traditional field topographic surveying and aerial photogrammetry. The paper also presents applications of high spatial resolution aerial and satellite imagery for airport orthophotos and asset management applications. An example of three-dimensional feature extraction of airport infrastructure including air traffic control tower is presented. This is a cost-effective approach to enhance inventory of airport infrastructure assets.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: 2014 FAA Worldwide Airport Technology Transfer Conference Proceedings: Innovations in Airport Safety and Pavement Technology

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01538205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: S10089
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2014 8:59AM