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.

무인항공기는 최근 10년간 빠르게 성장하고 있는 한편, 복잡하고 어려운 환경에서 적용가능하며, 높은 분해능을 가진 효율적인 탐사 기법의 필요성이 대두되고 있다. 이에 따라 기존의 탐사기술을 보완하고 대체할 수 있는 효율적인 탐사 방법으로 무인항공 탐사기술이 주목받고 있다. 특히나, 자력탐사기술은 무인항공기와 접목되어 빠르게 탐사 시장에서 자리를 잡아가고 있으며, 향후 활발하게 탐사분야에서 사용될 것이라고 기대된다. 국내 탐사시장에서 적절하게 활용되기 위해서는 최신 연구 동향에 대한 검토가 필요하며, 이를 위해 이 해설논문에서는 현재까지의 무인항공기반 자력탐사시스템 개발에 대한 연구동향들을 정리한 후, 향후과제들에 대해 검토하였다.


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