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Capabilities and Applications of MACS Aerial Camera Systems for Environmental Research

Brauchle, Jörg and Bucher, Tilman and Hein, Daniel and Berger, Ralf and Gessner, Matthias and Stebner, Karsten (2021) Capabilities and Applications of MACS Aerial Camera Systems for Environmental Research. EGU General Assembly 2021, 19.-30. April 2021, Online. doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu21-16302.

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High resolution remote sensing under harsh environmental condition on special carriers requires instruments which are more flexible und more ruggedized than devices off the shelf. Particularly addressing environmental research in polar and high alpine regions, a family of cameras developed by the DLR is presented. The MACS systems are specifically made for the use on airborne platforms. Due to scalability, small sensors like single sensors on rugged fixed-wing UAVs can be realized. The configuration can be extended to RGB/NIR/TIR oblique viewing rigs with up to 5 coordinated cameras on manned aircraft. By processing such images, photogrammetric products like change detection, classification, elevation models and mapping mosaics are derived for regional areas. Further applications are the evaluation of algorithms in the field of AI for spaceborne imagery or the investigation of acquiring a particular combination of spectral bands. These systems are able to deal with extreme illumination conditions and flight envelopes. Based on recent projects, the presentation shows examples and experiences, such as acquisition of the worlds highest glacier in Nepal, thermal infrared permafrost mapping of Ny Ålesund / Svalbard and sea ice measurements with a ground resolution of 3cm in the Fram Strait. Ideas for future sensors are indicated such as an UAV-based system with instant image transmission and a lightweight, high resolution sensor for stratospheric platforms.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/142914/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Poster)
Title:Capabilities and Applications of MACS Aerial Camera Systems for Environmental Research
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Brauchle, JörgUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3556-7643UNSPECIFIED
Bucher, TilmanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7689-7211UNSPECIFIED
Berger, RalfUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1314-5554UNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:environmental reseach; MACS; remote sensing; camera system
Event Title:EGU General Assembly 2021
Event Location:Online
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.-30. April 2021
Organizer:European Geophysical Union
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project Polar Monitor
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Optical Sensor Systems
Deposited By: Bucher, Tilman
Deposited On:29 Jun 2021 09:03
Last Modified:29 Jun 2021 09:03

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