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December 15, 2014
Integration of Hyperspectral and NDVI Sensors with EnsoMOSAIC Survey System

MosaicMill has integrated Rikola hyperspectral and Nikon D800 CIR sensors with EnsoMOSAIC manned survey system.  Dual sensor system enables simultaneous collection of 35 Mpix CIR/RGB images and 1 Mpix 40-band hyperspectral images. Data from both sensors are processed into seamless orthomosaics with EnsoMOSAIC image rectification software and into point clouds and elevation models with EnsoMOSAIC 3D software. This integrated system can be installed into practically any aircraft, including mono and bimotor Pipers and Cessnas as well as ultra light vehicles.

Two sensor system has major advantages in forestry and agriculture mapping as CIR/RGB images can be used for canopy surface modeling and vegetation index calculations. Simultaneous hyperspectral data is for more detailed analysis, like tree or crop species identification and delineation and definition of possible fertilization needs and detection of insect attacks.

Alexandro Stulginskis University in Lithuania (http://www.asu.lt/pradzia/en) is the first organization applying the integrated sensor system. MosaicMill  will carry out installation and user training during the first months of 2015 to enable the University to be operational when growing season begins.

More information is available in the following papers:

EnsoMOSAIC survey system: http://mosaicmill.com/download/EnsoMOSAIC_aerial_survey_system.pdf

Hyperspectral camera: http://mosaicmill.com/download/MosaicMill_Rikola_Hyperspectral_Camera.pdf

CIR camera: http://mosaicmill.com/download/MosaicMill_CIR_camera_overview.pdf

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