See a demonstration of Quick and Intuitive Offline Hyperspectral Scanning to Support Real-Time Online Inspection Processes by George Killian, Application Scientist. Originally part of Photonics Media's Vision Spectra Conference 2023. 

Headwall Partner geo-konzept, GmbH Flying over Hops but without Beer!

August 28, 2023

Johannes Seidl-Schulz, Product Specialist for Remote Sensing at geo-konzept, GmbH, recently posted on LinkedIn about an ongoing project with a local university that involves UAV flights with a Headwall Nano-Hyperspec VNIR hyperspectral-imaging payload with LiDAR. Different varieties of hops are being graded/rated and compared with regard to plant health and biomass development. High-resolution color and thermal footage was also captured using other drone platforms.

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Post translated to English by LinkedIn:

Yesterday during the brightest part of the day, we flew our drone, beaming with joy, collecting incident hyperspectral VNIR imaging data as well as thermal data. 🌞 🌈 😄 And no, even though we flew over [fields of] hops, this sentence was not written in the beer garden. It was just hot! As in previous years, we flew over hops areas in Hallertau, Bavaria. The Headwall Nano-Hyperspec hyperspectral sensor was used. In addition, a DJI Mavic 3E and Mavic 3T were used for high-resolution RGB color and thermal imaging. Together with the Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft (LfL) and a local university, a multi-year data-gathering project is currently underway. Different varieties are rated/graded and compared with each other with regard to plant health and biomass development.

Geo-konzept, GmbH was founded in 1992 by Dipl.-Ing. agr. Thomas Muhr. The company is a founding member, along with Headwall, and owner of the facility of the Center for Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Europe (CHRSE) in Adelschlag, Germany and offers market-leading, manufacturer-independent and individual GPS-based steering systems as well as nationwide RTK-correction signals.