Runway Inspection by RPAS
Keywords:RPAS, inspection of the airport operating areas, Annex 14, RWY, airport processes, Flir Tau 2, GoPro 4, thermal imaging camera
AbstractThis article discusses the use of the RPAS for the inspection of the airport operating areas. The paper compares the current process of the inspection of the airport operating areas by the airport staff with the possibilities which are offered by the use of the modern technology RPAS. The following text also describes how to inspect airport operating areas by the RPAS, specific technical possibilities and the applicable technical solutions. Furthermore there are variants of piloting the RPAS, comparing usable equipment, equipment for video recording and the possibility of using thermal imaging camera in the article.
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