Field Spectroradiometer collects scans from a UAV
Beijing Azup International, a Spectral Evolution distributor in China, mounted a Spectral Evolution RS-8800 field spectroradiometer on a drone for automated field scans.
The system included:
- A six rotor custom UAV
- RS-8800 field spectroradiometer with gimbal stabilized fiber holder featuring tilt-angle sensor, auto-range finder and camera to automatically photograph and record field of view of scanned image.
- Full automatic aerial survey
The RS-8800 field spectroradiometer is a full range (350-2500nm) high resolution/high sensitivity system including an Internet of Things (IoT) operating system that allows you to operate the system by iPhone, Android device, or tablet. In combination with our new Sensa/Tilt™ gimbal stabilized fiber holder, researchers can access and store more important field data in addition to their scans, including:
- A picture of the exact sample Field of View that you want to scan
- The angle of the scan
- The sun height angle
- The GPS location
The RS-8800 uses its IoT operating system to control the pistol grip functionality so that any user can get consistent scans. The IoT uses a WiFi network accessed by an Android device, iPhone or tablet for controlling the system and downloading real-time data stored on the instrument.