The Terraluma project
Dr Josh Kelcey who did his PhD in the TerraLuma research group (2010 – 2014) graduated on 18 December 2014. Congratulations to Josh on completing a fantastic PhD thesis! The title of his PhD thesis is: “Object-based image analysis of ultra-ne spatial resolution imagery acquired over a saltmarsh environment by an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)”. One of the journal papers that came out of his thesis looked at the radiometric correction of the Tetracam mini-MCA, and can be found here: Kelcey, J., & Lucieer, A. (2012). Sensor Correction of a 6-Band Multispectral Imaging Sensor for UAV Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing (UAV special issue), 4(5), 1462-1493. doi:10.3390/rs4051462 | Download PDF
This is a first test flight of the DJI S1000 at the University farm. The video was taken by Dr Guy William flying a DJI Phantom2 Vision+. The S1000 was flown by Darren Turner.
In August, we performed a test with an X8 flying wing and Pixhawk autopilot. We wanted to test a new bungee launch system and ran three machine vision cameras capturing multispectral information (each camera captured a different spectral wavelength). Some of the video footage was shot from a DJI Phantom2 Vision+ flown by Dr Guy Willians. The X8 was flown by Darren Turner.
On 19 November 2014 I gave a presentation on UAS LiDAR at the Foresttech2014 conference. See http://foresttech.events/
One of my PhD students, Dr Luke Wallace, has recently graduated. The title of his thesis is “The development and application of a unmanned aerial vehicle laser scanning system for forest management”. His thesis can be downloaded here. His publications can be downloaded from my Publications page.
Luke Wallace has recently received his PhD degree. His thesis can be downloaded here.