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Special AMO/QO Physics Seminar

"Airborne multispectral and hyperspectral imaging for Precision Agriculture and Pest Management"

Dr. Chenghai Yang
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service
Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center, College Station, TX


This presentation will provide an overview of manned aircraft-based airborne multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems that are commonly used for agricultural applications. Recently-launched high resolution satellite sensors, unmanned aerial systems, and ground-based spectroradiometers will also be briefly discussed. The rest of the presentation will illustrate with examples how airborne multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems and different image processing techniques have been used for monitoring crop growth and yield variation and for detecting and mapping crop pests (diseases, insects and weeds). Some of the challenges and opportunities on the use of remote sensing for pest detection will be discussed.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
IQSE 578, 12:00 Noon
Mitchell Physics Building

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Sandwiches, salad, and soda to be served at 11:30 a.m.)

Host: Dr. Marlan Scully