Airborne data acquisition for interdisciplinary research and education

Carl Steidley, Rafic A. Bachnak, Gary Jeffress, Rahul Kulkarni

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Abstract

This paper describes an Airborne Multi-Spectral Imaging System (AMIS) and the development of its system software. This system has been developed so as to be rapidly deployed in response to episodic events such as hurricanes and tropical storms which may occur year round in coastal zones. The system uses digital video cameras to provide high resolution images at a very high collection rate. The system is software controlled so as to provide a minimum distraction for the aircraft pilot by providing for the remote manipulation of the camera and the GPS receiver. The system is viable for many applications that require good resolution at low cost. Such applications include vegetation detection, oceanography, marine biology, and environmental coastal science analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-19
Number of pages9
JournalComputers in Education Journal
Volume16
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)

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