Our lab is equipped with a number of remote sensing instruments including a fleet of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), hyperspectral, thermal and multispectral cameras, a hand-held spectroradiometer, and airborne data calibration instrument.
Software tools include latest version of ArcGIS, Trimble GPS, Pix4D, and ENVI+IDL with all modules (SARscape, Photogrammetry, Atmospheric Correction, etc).
Regular Workstations: 40
Parallel computing: three Dell Workstations with dual GPU (nVidia Quadro P6000), parallel computing CPU, 768GB RAM, 60TB solid state disk space.
Headwall Nano VNIR
The Nano-Hyperspec® VNIR (400-1000nm) sensor is integrated on DJI Matrice 600 Pro with FLIR Vue Pro R thermal camera and APX-15 GPS/IMU.
Multi-camera aerial robot
Bayspec OCI-F-1000 hyperspectral camera, ICI thermal and Parrot Sequoia multispectral cameras are integrated to a multiroter system. The gimbal was custom designed in-house and 3D printed by our students.
OCI-F hyperspectral camera
OCI-F is a custom designed UAS hyperspectral camera from BaySpec Inc. (San Jose, CA) which has 230 bands from 400 nm to 1000 nm spectral range with 3-5 nm spectral resolution.
975 IRROmesh wireless system
RROmesh is a compact, solar-powered, wireless system for in-field measurement of soil moisture, temperature, and other parameters.
PSR-3500 VIS-NIR-SWIR Spectroradiometer
350-2500 nm spectral range with spectral resolution 3nm (700nm); 8nm @ 1500nm; & 6nm @ 2100nm, from Spectral Evolution (Lawrence, MA 01840 USA)
Parrot Sequoia is a small multispectral sensor. It captures 16MB visible (RGB) images and non-visible spectral (red edge and NIR) data that are ideal for monitoring crop health and vigor.
Custom built camera array
The lab has two multi-camera array systems integrated with five different imaging cameras: a thermal, a multispectral, a NDVI, and two RGB cameras. The RGB cameras mounted at different angles (nadir and 45°) which provides true ortho images, topography, and height.
ICI Thermal Camera
8640 P-Series | USB Thermal Imaging Infrared Camera, perfect for UAS applications, provides thermal radiance and temperature within +/- 1°C accuracy.
FLIR Vue Pro R Thermal Camera
FLIR Vue Pro R has 640×512 Resolution, with frame rate of 30hz provides true temperature data within +/- 5°C accuracy
Dualex Scientific+™ Polyphenol & Chlorophyll-Meter
The Dualex Scientific+™ is a sensor that measures flavonol, anthocyanin and chlorophyll indices. Details
LAI-2200C Plant Canopy Analyzer
LAI-2200C is non-destructive measurements of Leaf Area Index (LAI) (LI-COR Inc., Lincoln, NE, USA), calculates mean foliage inclination angle and canopy gap fraction