Luca De Vito


Department of Engineering (DING), Università del Sannio-Benevento, Italy

Accuracy of Measurement by Drones


Recently, the use of drones for surveys and measurements on wide objects and areas is widely spreading. The presentation has the aim of presenting the measurement application where drones are commonly applied and of highlighting that the metrological aspects of the drone platform are crucial to determine the accuracy of the provided measurement result. The measurement result, is indeed often obtained by complex indirect methods combining measurements coming by different sensors. To this aim the measurement chain of a drone-based instrument will be presented and compared with that of a bench instrument. Finally, the evaluation of the accuracy for some applications will be presented.

Short bio

Luca De Vito is Associate Professor of Electronic Measurements at the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio. He received the National Academic Qualification as Full Professor in August 2018. He is member of the IEEE since 2010, he is member of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS), of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic System Society, and of the IEEE Standards Association. He is Senior Member of the IEEE since 2012. He is Member-at-Large of the IMS Administrative Committee (AdCom) for the term 2022-2025 and Region 8 Liaison. He is Editor of Measurement and Measurement:Sensors (Elsevier). He is member of the Technical Committee 10 (TC-10) and of the Technical Committee 41 (TC-41) of the IEEE IMS and he is currently Chair of the TC-10 Working group on Digital-to-Analog Converter testing and secretary of the TC-10 Working group on Analog-to-Digital Converter testing. He member of the Armed Force Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and is Young President of the AFCEA Naples Chapter. He received in 2017 the Faculty Course Development Award from the IEEE IMS for the proposal of a course titled “Measurement for Drones”. Since 2017, he has been Associate Technical Program Chair of the 2017 and 2018 Editions of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC). He published more than 180 papers on international journals and conference proceedings, mainly dealing with measurements for the telecommunications, data converter testing and biomedical instrumentation.