- Papers

Geometric Accuracy Assessment of Unmanned Digital Cameras and LiDAR Payloads

Over the last few years, a number of sophisticated multi-sensor systems have been integrated onboard Unmanned Aerial platforms. This allows for producing a variety of mapping products for...

Learn more


Dr. Mohamed Mostafa presents at Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics Conference

Dr. Mohamed Mostafa, Director of mdSolutions at Microdrones presented at the prestigious UAVg Conference earlier this month.


Scouts Above The Treetops

The Thuringian Hainich National Park is famous for its extensive beech forests. Microdrones UAVs are now to show what condition the trees are really in.


Rescue In All Realms

ICARUS is perhaps the biggest project for UAV-assisted rescue and unmanned search operations currently running on the continent – in which Microdrones play an important role.


Autonomous UAV Landing With A Ground-Based Infrared Stereo Vision System

How can Microdrones safely land in unknown territories and areas without GPS signal? Staff of the University of Hamburg, Germany, and the National University of Defense Technology, China, have...


Positional Quality Assessment Of Orthophotos Obtained From A md4-1000 Multi-Rotor UAV

In this study the University of Cordoba, Spain, explored the positional quality of orthophotos obtained by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). A md4-1000 multi-rotor UAV was used to obtain images using...


Documenting And Monitoring A Landslide Using An UAV

Following severe rainfall of over 200mm from 31 May to the morning of 2 June 2013 in Howald, east of Kaltbrunn in Switzerland, a large area of forest started to slip. The length of the main slide was...


Belgian Rescue Teams Use Microdrones in Disaster Areas

Airborne support in the search for survivors and land mines: in the wake of a natural disaster in Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina, rescue teams have been using German-made drones. This past May,...


Drone-based Monitoring of Boulder Beaches in Galicia, Spain

Low altitude flights by a microdrone were made in 2012 and 2013 over two boulder beaches in north-western Spain. Geographical information system software was used to map the data. Boulder outlines...


European Commission Strategy for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

The development of drones (RPAS or Unmanned Aircraft Systems) started in the 50’s and matured rapidly in recent years in the military context. Drones are now entering the civil market, opening a...