南極サウスシェトランド諸島での小型無人飛行機Ant-Planeの飛行と空中磁気・航空写真観測

Translated title of the contribution: Aeromagnetic and aerial photographic survey in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, conducted by a small unmanned aerial vehicle (Ant-Plane)

船木 實, 東野 伸一郎, 坂中 伸也, 岩田 尚能, 中村 教博, 平沢 尚彦, 小原 徳昭, 桑原 幹夫

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Two small unmanned aerial vehicles, Ant-Plane 6 and Ant-Plane 3, were assembled using parts and technologies developed for model airplanes. The aerial vehicles were scheduled to conduct aero magnetic and photographic surveys of the Brans?eld Basin, from a takeoff runway at Marsh Air?eld on the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, during January 2011. However, the scheduled surveys were not conducted on account of poor weather. Research was later conducted on a glacier, using a takeoff runway at St. Kliment Ohridski Base, Livingston Island, during December 2011. A ?ight from St. Kliment Ohridski Base to Deception Island yielded satisfactory results; the total distance of 302.4 km was traversed in 3 h 7 min (3:07). On this ?ight, aeromagnetic and aerial photographic data were obtained from an altitude of 780 m for a 9×18 km area on the northern half of Deception Island. Aerial photographs of Deception Island and South Bay showed the distributions of glaciers and their crevasses. The Ant-Plane ?ew over the Antarctic horizon and surveyed above Deception Island. That was the successful venture of this kind, demonstrating that airborne surveys by Ant-Planes are useful for Antarctic research investigations. Airborne surveys provide a safe and economical approach to data acquisition as compared with manned aerial operations.
Translated title of the contributionAeromagnetic and aerial photographic survey in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, conducted by a small unmanned aerial vehicle (Ant-Plane)
Original languageJapanese
Pages (from-to)209-242
Number of pages34
JournalAntarctic Record
Volume57
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

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    船木實, 東野伸一郎, 坂中伸也, 岩田尚能, 中村教博, 平沢尚彦, 小原徳昭, & 桑原幹夫 (2013). 南極サウスシェトランド諸島での小型無人飛行機Ant-Planeの飛行と空中磁気・航空写真観測. Antarctic Record, 57(2), 209-242. http://id.ndl.go.jp/bib/025140965