STUDIES ON EXTERNAL GEOMETRY OF A PLANE WITH PHOTOGRAMMETRIC METHODS AND LASER SCANNING
The authors of the paper were looking for a simple methods of the examination the airframe structure framework as part of the scientific and research project. The main tasks were: carrying out tests and analyses in defining external geometry of a selected plane with three independent methods i.e., geodetic (surveying), photogrammetric and laser scanning and selection of one of these methods as fast and acceptable accurate (below 3 mm) measurement applied to examine plane geometry. The carried out experiments were mainly aimed at answering the question if tested measurement methods give satisfying and acceptable results in case of works referring to the objects such as plane and if the assumed accuracy is realistic to be achieved by these measurement techniques. The authors testing the available on the market methods of the measuring the geometry of planes in the aspect of the selection of most accurate, but at the same time, fast measurement method. Thus three independent methods were tested: classical geodetic measurement, laser scanning by means of two independent scanners and photogrammetric method (based on the generated cloud of points). Experiments carried out so far in various centres worldwide usually included measurements of single elements or small models of planes. In surveying measurements of large objects, mainly buildings are predominant (e.g. surveying or photogrammetry in the inventory of historic architectural monuments, studies of the geometry of engineering constructions, etc.). The objective of the experiment carried out by the authors was to find good solution somewhere in the middle, i.e., apply geodetic measurement methods, but apply them for so-called medium-size objects such as planes.