Special Issue "Remote Sensing from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).
Interests: remote sensing of land and sea surfaces from satellite and UAVs; sea surface temperature (SST) retrievals; computing ocean surface currents from sequential satellite imagery; vegetation monitoring; urban heat islands; image classification; machine learning; neural networks for high resolution image classification; high resolution mapping of calibrated SST; detecton of methane leaks
This Special Issue will publish papers that cross the boundary between the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platform and the sensors needed to carry out remote sensing from these platforms. There is considerable activity in the development of a wide variety of UAVs, both in terms of copter platforms and fixed wing UAVs, but there is little emphasis on the activity needed to extend the use of these platforms from strictly a photography system. We seek papers that describe the development and deployment of new sensors on UAV platforms that go beyond just a new photographic perspective. We will publish papers about photography but the application must have a unique aspect to it that makes the UAV the ideal platform for this particular application. We also seek papers where modifications of the UAV platform are required to accommodate the remote sensing instrument. In this way, we hope to solicit and publish papers representing work in the area of remote sensing that is enabled by the UAV platform. The emphasis in on the platform and the sensor technology and all application areas will be considered.Dr. William (Bill) Emery
Prof. John Schmalzel
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
- Air-deployed small sensors
- Earth remote sensing
- Airborne image registration