WIT Press


Development And Application Of Airborne Multispectral Video For Natural Resources Management - The Image Capture Unit

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV980321

Volume

32

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

882 kb

Author(s)

Nick Rollings

Abstract

An in-house capability to capture your own digital remotely sensed data is an asset for any research or monitoring program. If an airborne instrument is sufficiently lightweight and can operate independently of the aircraft power supply, it can be flown in any platform, including ultralight aircraft. Recent developments in PC/104 industrial computers and compatible frame grabbers have made it possible to design an instrument that satisfies the above criteria, the Image Capture Unit (ICU) is the result. The ICU is compact comprising two boxes, each about the size of a shoebox. The system can carry up to eight cameras, each with its own dedicated frame grabber. In its current configuration, the system has five Sony industrial vid

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