A small, remote sensing platform has been developed at Utah State University to provide high resolution, multispectral aerial imagery using a small, unmanned aerial system called AggieAir. Because AggieAir is a low-cost, easy-to-use platform it is able to map small areas quicker, more frequently, at finer resolution, and at a smaller cost than conventional remote sensing platforms (satellite and manned aircraft). Furthermore, AggieAir is independent of a runway, which gives the user the ability to launch the aircraft from virtually anywhere (see videos). Some applications for AggieAir include monitoring of soil moisture and evapotranspiration in irrigated agriculture, riparian habitat mapping, surveying construction projects, wetland mapping and monitoring, fish and wildlife tracking, etc. USU can offer many services around AggieAir (aerial imagery, image processing, AggieAir training, etc) through its service center. In addition, the AggieAir platform can also be purchased through USU.
What We Do:
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
- Remote Sensing
- Orthorectified Mosaic