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Pushbroom hyperspectral imaging from an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) - geometric processing workflow and accuracy assessment


Turner, D and Lucieer, A and McCabe, M and Parkes, S and Clarke, I, Pushbroom hyperspectral imaging from an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) - geometric processing workflow and accuracy assessment, International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial information Sciences, 4-7 September 2017, Bonn, Germany, pp. 379-384. ISSN 1682-1750 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W6-379-2017


In this study, we assess two push broom hyperspectral sensors as carried by small (10 15 kg) multi-rotor Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). We used a Headwall Photonics micro-Hyperspec push broom sensor with 324 spectral bands (4 5 nm FWHM) and a Headwall Photonics nano-Hyperspec sensor with 270 spectral bands (6 nm FWHM) both in the VNIR spectral range (400 1000 nm). A gimbal was used to stabilise the sensors in relation to the aircraft flight dynamics, and for the microHyperspec a tightly coupled dual frequency Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver, an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), and Machine Vision Camera (MVC) were used for attitude and position determination. For the nano-Hyperspec, a navigation grade GNSS system and IMU provided position and attitude data. This study presents the geometric results of one flight over a grass oval on which a dense Ground Control Point (GCP) network was deployed. The aim being to ascertain the geometric accuracy achievable with the system. Using the PARGE software package (ReSe Remote Sensing Applications) we ortho-rectify the push broom hyperspectral image strips and then quantify the accuracy of the ortho-rectification by using the GCPs as check points. The orientation (roll, pitch, and yaw) of the sensor is measured by the IMU. Alternatively imagery from a MVC running at 15 Hz, with accurate camera position data can be processed with Structure from Motion (SfM) software to obtain an estimated camera orientation. In this study, we look at which of these data sources will yield a flight strip with the highest geometric accuracy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:UAS, push broom, hyperspectral, geometric accuracy, PARGE
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Geomatic engineering
Research Field:Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
UTAS Author:Turner, D (Dr Darren Turner)
UTAS Author:Lucieer, A (Professor Arko Lucieer)
UTAS Author:Clarke, I (Mr Iain Clarke)
ID Code:124566
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-02-27
Last Modified:2019-03-15
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