Special Issue "UAV or Drones for Remote Sensing Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: UAV; gas sensors; imaging sensors; image processing; pattern recognition; 3D image reconstruction; spatio-temporal image change detection; sense and avoid
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Special Issue in Sensors: UAV-Based Remote Sensing
Special Issue in Sensors: UAV or Drones for Remote Sensing Applications in GPS/GNSS Enabled and GPS/GNSS Denied Environments
Interests: instrumentation; sensors and measurement science; autonomous systems; system engineering; vehicle health management; mechatronics and advanced controls
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The rapid development and growth of UAVs as a remote sensing platform, as well as advances in the miniaturization of instrumentation and data systems, have resulted in an increasing uptake of this technology in the environmental and remote sensing science community.
Even though, tough regulations across the globe may still limit the broader use of UAVs, their use is precision agriculture, ecology, atmospheric research, disaster response bio-security, ecological and reef monitoring, forestry, fire monitoring, quick response measurements for emergency disaster, Earth science research, volcanic gas sampling, monitoring of gas pipelines, mining plumes, humanitarian observations and biological/chemosensing tasks, continues to increase.
The Special Issue provides a forum for high-quality peer-reviewed papers that broaden awareness and understanding of UAV developments, applications of UAVs for Remote Sensing, and associated developments in sensor technology, data processing and communications, and UAV system design and sensing capabilities.
Prospective authors are invited to contribute to this Special Issue of Sensors (Impact Factor: 2.677 (2016); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.964 (2016)) by submitting an original manuscript.
The scope of this Special Issue includes, but it is not limited to:
Applications of UAV in GPS denied environments
improvements in UAV sensor technology
UAV sensor design,
descriptions of processing algorithms applied to UAV-based imagery datasets
the use of Optical, multi-spectral, hyperspectral, laser, and optical SAR technologies onboard UAVs
Gas analyzers and sensors
Artificial intelligence and data mining based strategies from UAV-acquired datasets
UAV onboard data storage, transmission, and retrieval
Collaborative strategies and mechanisms to control multiple UAVs and sensor networks
Multiple platform UAV, AUV, ground robot networks
UAV sensor applications including: Precision agriculture; construction, mining, pest detection, forestry, mammal species tracking search and rescue; target tracking, the monitoring of the atmosphere; chemical, biological, and natural disaster phenomena; fire prevention, flood prevention; reef, volcanic monitoring, Earth science research pollution monitoring, micro-climates , land use precision agriculture, ecology, atmospheric research, bio-security, forestry, fire monitoring, quick response measurements for emergency disaster, pollution monitoring, volcanic gas sampling, monitoring of gas pipelines, biological/chemosensing tasks, and humanitarian observations.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Felipe Gonzalez Toro
Prof. Dr. Antonios Tsourdos
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