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Flight demo and hyperspectral seminar at Wash U in St. Louis

Headwall Mid-West Regional Sales Engineer Christopher Piper, Senior Application Scientist Will Rock, Ph.D., and Senior UAV Pilot Charles Kepler hosted a free flight demo and an exclusive presentation by Headwall at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Headwall a hit at IGARSS where Japan's Emperor & Empress Attend Opening Ceremony in Yokohama

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the opening ceremony of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2019 held at the Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center in Yokohama from July 28 to August 2. The symposium is considered a premier event in remote sensing and the Headwall Photonics booth was busy.

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Customer in Australia Receives Grant for Hyperspectral Study of the Great Barrier Reef

Headwall customer Associate Professor Felipe Gonzalez, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Institute for Future Environments and the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is using Headwall hyperspectral imaging from airborne UAVs to monitor and analyze the health of the Great Barrier Reef has received part of the $50 million AI for Earth program by Microsoft.

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Mile-High Flight & Seminar in Boulder

Usually manned and unmanned aircraft don’t fly in close proximity for very good reason, but we were granted an exemption on Tuesday, April 9th 2019. As part of a joint Headwall and NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and operated by Battelle) project, a Headwall drone and a DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, one of the NEON Airborne Observation Platforms (AOPs), where flown simultaneously in controlled airspace within a short drive of the University of Colorado – Boulder.

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100 Earth-Shattering Remote Sensing Applications

Remote sensing as a technique is finding more and more acceptance beyond early military and agricultural applications. Take a look at this intriguing list published in GISGeography. We can help you with many of these applications. Related to list item number 2, we recently introduced our new LiDAR Tools software package to support a lightweight LiDAR add-on that can be incorporated onto our integrated UAV payload.
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Airborne Integration Considerations

Our customers come to us with missions that range from crop disease detection to infrastructure inspection, from environmental monitoring to pollution analysis. Hyperspectral imaging sensors provide a wealth of high-resolution data in the near-infrared and shortwave infrared ranges...beyond human vision. But we see an increasing level of integration occurring where hyperspectral rides alongside instruments such as thermal, LiDAR, and GPS/IMUs. The data streams coming from each instrument need to be synthesized ('data fusion') but the instruments themselves need to be positioned and located on the UAV to assure a balanced airborne package.

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XPONENTIAL AUVSI

Christopher Van Veen | Mon, May 07, 2018 | Remote SensingUAV

Each year at a different United States location, the XPONENTIAL show brings together technologies that improve some of the most fascinating missions across both commercial and government/defense applications. The just-concluded show in Denver was no exception, and you can clearly see the evolution of the event over the years.

Initially known as AUVSI, the conference obviously showcases airborne platforms. Now, the focus of 'XPONENTIAL' is as much about payloads and instruments as it is on the latest in drone technology. What we hear in our own business we heard at the show: "I have challenges that drones and imaging sensors can solve, but I need help getting everything integrated."

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Nano-Hyperspec, PrecisionHawk Impress!

Steven Sexton is Technical Consultant at Aerial Imaging Services, LLC (Ephrata, WA). With broad availability of new UAVs and high-performance hyperspectral imaging sensors, Steven's business is a good one. 'Remote sensing' is the study of agriculture, climatology, geology, and infrastructure from airborne platforms. The amount and quality of image data the sensors collect is amazing, allowing scientists to make important decisions about crops, plant health, mineral deposits, and environmental trends.

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Landmine Detection Using Hyperspectral Imaging

 

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Data Fusion: A New Capability for the Remote Sensing Community

We’re seeing a tremendous increase in the number of airborne deployments for our hyperspectral imaging sensors. To a large degree, the trend toward smaller and more affordable UAVs is giving the remote sensing community more flexibility to undertake more missions to capture meaningful environmental data. From wine-grape vineyards in northern California to coffee bean plantations in South America, the precision agriculture community is embracing packaged ‘UAS’ offerings that combine a UAV matched to the payload it needs to carry.

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