New Platforms for Remote Sensing
Status: The original investigative project is closed but continues as an ongoing reporting activity. The principal, Dr. Everaerts, will engage with the new ISPRS Inter-Commission I/V WG "UVS for mapping and monitoring applications" chaired by Jurgen Everaerts and Henri Eisenbeiss (ETH Zurich). The terms of reference of this working group include liaison with ISPRS Commissions III and VIII with EuroSDR. Dr. Everaerts will deliver regular reports to the EuroSDR Science Committee.
Website: ISPRS ICWG I/V - Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) for Mapping and Monitoring Applications
Download: 1) A list of unconventional platforms for remote sensing as of October 2006. 2) A list of companies involved in this field as of October 2006.
Objectives: to make a comprehensive list of unconventional platforms; to document their characteristics and intended applications; to document the quality of the data acquired by their RS instruments; to estimate the cost of using them (compared to traditional platforms)