Remote Sensing Mapping Unmanned Plane
Remote sensing mapping unmanned plane is independently developed by Zhe Li, an associate professor in Architecture, Tianjin University. It can perform aerial photography for historical sites and ancient architecture to obtain multiple visible, potential and precise data information and make 3D restoring map. It has participated in many major archaeological and aerial survey projects of China. It has successfully shot the panorama roaming map over “Hailongtun”, which is the most complete and largest Chieftain castle of China, even Asia, in the Middle Ages. This important data successfully boosted “Hailongtun” being included in UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in Nov. 17th. Body of this plane is about 2 meter long. Its main wing is 1.5 after unfolding. This unmanned plane is 12 kg. Value of the entire system is approximately 200 thousand RMB.
The upgraded small plane is equipped with airborne GPS and autopilot. And associate professor Zhe Li cooperated with flying instructors to independently design and manufacture “big plane” according to professional demand. He succeeded in designing the first 40 kg grade turbine shaft unmanned plane in 2011. Comparing with existing types of unmanned planes, its advantages are high power to weight ratio, small vibration and high body strength and precision and so on. It can detect potential historic sites in the south of Middle Capital of Yuan Dynasty using infrared ray. It is also applied in almost 20 provinces nationwide. It is learned that this technology had complete intellectual property rights. This makes Architecture Institute of Tianjin University topped the list of global architecture schools and research institutes of building field in low altitude information collection direction.