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UAS Reality Capture at ATL Airport

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    Flying a drone around an airport comes with a unique set of challenges. In this class, Atkins and 3DR will walk you through how we were able to obtain the first FAA waiver to fly inside protected airspace, and what kinds of hoops we had to jump through to convince the busiest airport in the world that this was an innovative technology worth pursuing. We'll walk through the process of obtaining the waiver and capturing the data, and review what we've done with the captured images and the models we've built for design.

    Key Learnings

    • Understand the FAA Waiver process for UAS flight on/near airports
    • Understand flight logistics for UAS operation at airports
    • Understand workflows for captured imagery from UAS flights in various Autodesk software systems
    • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of reality capture for design, and existing conditions in construction