Event Title

Lidar-Based Texel Camera Development at Utah State University for High-Resolution Environmental Remote Sensing

Presenter Information

Robert Pack

Location

ECC 303/305

Event Website

http://water.usu.edu/htm/conference/past-spring-runoff-conferences

Start Date

5-4-2007 3:10 PM

End Date

5-4-2007 3:30 PM

Description

A new remote sensor is under development at Utah State University that acquires the detailed three-dimensional structure and color of objects on or near the ground surface. The fine detail of the tree canopy structure; the orientation rock outcrop joints and beds; the geometry of landslides; and even the presence of hidden fault scarps under heavy brush can be defined to a resolution of less than 5 centimeters. The three-dimensional data is married with higher resolution color data right within the instrument so that little post-mission alignment of the data is necessary. The color data improves the ability to differentiate between objects such as bushes, rocks and tree stumps. The system employs a waveform-digitizing lidar system and an RGB digital camera and can be flown from a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft. Funded by the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative, the system will be available for environmental studies by the research and engineering community at large. Examples of the data and potential uses are given.

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Lidar-Based Texel Camera Development at Utah State University for High-Resolution Environmental Remote Sensing

ECC 303/305

A new remote sensor is under development at Utah State University that acquires the detailed three-dimensional structure and color of objects on or near the ground surface. The fine detail of the tree canopy structure; the orientation rock outcrop joints and beds; the geometry of landslides; and even the presence of hidden fault scarps under heavy brush can be defined to a resolution of less than 5 centimeters. The three-dimensional data is married with higher resolution color data right within the instrument so that little post-mission alignment of the data is necessary. The color data improves the ability to differentiate between objects such as bushes, rocks and tree stumps. The system employs a waveform-digitizing lidar system and an RGB digital camera and can be flown from a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft. Funded by the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative, the system will be available for environmental studies by the research and engineering community at large. Examples of the data and potential uses are given.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/runoff/2007/AllAbstracts/33