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. 

Hyperspectral Remote-Sensing Workshop at Scripps-UCSD

October 6, 2022


Headwall Regional Sales Manager Lynn Chandler, Ph.D. hosted an in-person workshop at Scripps-UCSD on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing using UAVs. Providing demonstrations and presentations were Headwall Chief Pilot Charlie Kepler and Senior Applications Engineer Carson Roberts. Guest speakers included Dr. Alex Simpson from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Evan Flatt from GRYFN, Dr. Marja Haagsma from Oregon State University, and Tim Haynie from Spectrabotics. See the agenda listed below.

There was an outdoor demo flight at the shore and presentations at the conference center on remote-sensing mission planning, applications such as environmental monitoring, precision agriculture, mining, and geology, as well as using machine learning for data analysis.

Day One was overcast but bright enough for VNIR hyperspectral imaging from a Headwall Nano-Hyperspec® on the popular DJI Matrice 300 lightweight UAV. Contact Headwall for more information on this configuration!

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Day 1: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring & Precision Agriculture
8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome & Introduction
9:00 am - 9:30 am Intro to Headwall & Hyperspectral Imaging Systems for Remote Sensing
9:30 am - 10:00 am Coastal Plume Monitoring using Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging via UAV, Dr. Alex Simpson, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
10:30 am - Noon Headwall UAV Flight Demo with VNIR & LiDAR Payload over Ocean & Shore
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging for Monitoring an Algal Bloom at Santuit Pond in Mashpee, MA, Carson Roberts, Ph.D., Headwall
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Tips & Tricks for Planning a UAV Mission, Data Handling & Processing, and Use of LiDAR, Charles Kepler, Headwall
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Direct Georeferencing, Calibration, and Multi-Modal Sensing Approaches for Research, Evan Flatt, GRYFN
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Hyperspectral Imaging for Fungal Detection in Trees and Phenotyping Studies, Dr. Marja Haagsma, Oregon State Univ (remote)
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Discussion, Networking
5:00 pm End Day One
Wednesday, October 5, 2002 Day 2: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Mining & Geology and Data Analysis & Interpretation
9:00 am - 9:45 am Key Applications of VNIR-SWIR Hyperspectral Imaging, Lynn Chandler, Ph.D., Headwall
9:45 am - 10:30 am VNIR-SWIR Hyperspectral & LiDAR for Geology Applications, Carson Roberts, Ph.D., Headwall
10:30 am - 11: 15 am The Emerging Role of Machine Learning with Hyperspectral Imagery - Getting You from Precision to Decision, Tim Haynie, Spectrabotics
11:15 am - 11:45 am Discussion, Networking, Wrap-Up
Noon End Workshop