Aeromagnetic Exploration using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Current and Future Trends

무인항공기를 활용한 항공자력탐사: 연구 동향 및 향후 과제

  • Kim, Bona (KIGAM (Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources))
  • Received : 2020.06.10
  • Accepted : 2020.08.19
  • Published : 2020.08.31


Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies have grown rapidly over the past decade. Simultaneously, there is an increasing need for efficient high-resolution exploration techniques in complex environments. As a result, exploration technology using UAVs is gaining attention as an efficient method to complement and replace existing exploration technologies. In particular, magnetic exploration technology with UAVs is rapidly gaining ground in the field of exploration and is expected to be actively used in this field in the future. To properly use such technology in domestic exploration, it is necessary to review the latest research trends. Accordingly, this paper introduces the current state of UAV-based magnetic exploration technology studies and, based on this, discusses future research directions.


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