Phantom 4 PPK or Phantom 4 RTK PPK Kit fo Drone Mapping Solution
DJI released the Phantom 4 series of commercial drones with integrated GNSS antenna and high-definition gimbal cameras.
We proposes a commercial drone mapping solution using the Phantom PPK to significantly reduce control points, and explains the workflow, testing methods and how the results support this level of drone mapping accuracy.
Phantom 4 RTK PPK
Technical Specification about Phantom 4 RTK Kit:
56.4 * 45.3 * 14.6 mm
10 mm + 1 ppm
20 mm + 2 ppm
LED lights: power, recording, satellite, trigger
DJI trigger sensor
Antenna interface MCX
GPS/QZSS L1 L2
The Phantom 4 PPK mapping solution consists of the following three main components.
1. Drone platform
It includes the Phantom 4 RTK drone, gimbal camera, remote control, battery and accessories, which is used for the field data collection and raw static observation data logging.
2. PPK ground base
Portable RTK is used to provide stable and reliable base raw static observation data for the PPK processing. It also could work as an RTK rover to measure the checkpoints on site.
3. PPK post-processing software
With 2cm accuracies on X, Y, Z dimensions, the output text file with position information or geotagged images can then be used directly in major photogrammetric mapping or 3D modeling software.