Special Issue "UAV-Based Remote Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016).
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 or Drones for Remote Sensing Applications
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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There have been active developments and growth in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, sensors, and image processing which have resulted in an increasing uptake of this technology in aerial robotics as well as the environmental and remote sensing science community. Even though tough regulations across the globe may still limit the broader use of UAVs for some applications, technological development in both UAV platforms, sensor miniaturisation, and robotic sensing is progressing rapidly. The design of novel UAV systems and the use of UAV platforms integrated with RGB, multispectral, hyperspectral, thermal imaging, gas sensing and or laser scanning sensors have now been demonstrated in both research and practical applications.
Novel UAV platforms, UAV-based sensors, robotic sensing and imaging techniques, the development of processing workflows, as well as the capacity of ultra-high temporal and spatial resolution data, provide both opportunities and challenges that will allow engineers and scientists to address novel and important scientific questions in UAV and sensor design, remote sensing and environmental monitoring.
This Special Issue focuses on UAV-Based Remote Sensing.
The scope of this issue includes, but is not limited to UAV sensor design, improvements in UAV sensor technology, descriptions of processing algorithms as well as the interpretation of spatio-temporal geological, forestry, agricultural, biosecurity, ecological, reef, and atmospheric dynamics using time series.
Prospective authors are invited to contribute to this Special Issue of Sensors (Impact Factor: 2.245 (2014); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.474 (2014) by submitting an original manuscript.
Contributions may focus on, but are not limited to:
- UAV-based: stereo imaging, structure from motion (SfM) imaging, laser scanning, multispectral imaging, hyperspectral imaging and thermal imaging.
- UAV-based change detection
- Methodological developments for information extraction from UAV-based data: e., automatic feature extraction, vegetation indices development
- Real-time georeferencing for UAV-based imaging
- Radiometric and spectral calibration of UAV-based sensors
- Optical, multi-spectral, hyperspectral, laser, and optical SAR technologies
- Artificial intelligence and data mining based strategies from UAVs
- UAV onboard data storage, transmission, and retrieval
- Collaborative strategies and mechanisms to control multiple UAVs and sensor networks for the purpose of remote sensing
- UAV sensor applications: precision agriculture, spatial ecology, pest detection, reef, forestry, volcanology, wildlife species tracking, search and rescue, target tracking, the monitoring of the atmosphere, chemical, biological, and natural disaster phenomena, fire prevention, flood prevention, volcanic monitoring, pollution monitoring, micro-climates and land use.
Dr. Felipe Gonzalez Toro
Prof. Dr. Antonios Tsourdos
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