UAS Workshops

Unmanned Aircraft System Remote Sensing Workshop

Introduction to equipment, applications, operations, and processing methods

When: June 21-22, 2018

Where: Oregon State University,  Crop and Soil Science Building (Room 138)

Instructors: Michael Wing Michael.Wing@OregonState.edu & Jonathan Burnett: jdburnett@fs.fed.us

The unmanned aircraft system (UAS) Environmental Remote Sensing Workshop offers current and practical information on UAS regulations, platforms, sensors, and software. A portion of the course will involve collecting and working with imagery from a UAS flight so that participants get applied remote sensing experience.

Day 1 (June 21)

9:00 to 9:30       UAS applications and the regulatory flight environment in the US.

9:30 to 10:30     UAS Platforms: Types and state of the art

10:30 to 11:00    Classroom introductions, coffee break and UAS equipment display

11:00 to 11:45    UAS sensors I: Types, state of the art, and applications

11:45 to 12:15    UAS Sensors II:  Selection considerations

12:15 to 1:30      Lunch

1:30 to 2:30        UAS operations I: Planning a photogrammetric aerial survey (RGB + multispectral) with a DJI

Phantom 4 Pro and UGCS mission planning software.

                                Topics: topographic relief effects, overlap, assumptions, common issues, camera


2:30 to 5:30        UAS operations II: Ground control, pre-flight, safety, and flight operations

5:30 – 6:30         Social hour

DAY 2 (June 22)

9:00 to 10:00      UAS image processing I: Considerations and software.

                                Topics: Structure from Motion, georeferencing, image pre-processing

10:00 to 11:00    UAS operations II:  Establishing references

Topics: Ground control, georeferencing, spectral calibration

11:00 to 11:15    Coffee break

11:15 to 12:00    UAS image processing II: Hands-on Agisoft with multispectral imagery

12:00 to 1:15      Lunch

1:15 to 2:30        UAS image processing II: Hands-on Agisoft with multispectral imagery

2:30 to 2:45        Coffee break

2:45 to 5:00        UAS image processing III: Quantitative analysis of multispectral imagery in R

                                Topics: Processing tools, spectral indices, examining spatial trends, unsupervised


Dr. Wing is an associate professor at Oregon State University and director of the Aerial Information System Lab (http://ais.forestry.oregonstate.edu/). Dr. Burnett is a USFS PNW Research Station forester and has conducted 100+ UAS research application flights.

Cost: $600. Please make checks available to “Oregon State University.” Send checks and full contact information including email to:

Michael Wing

Crop Science 347, OSU

Corvallis, OR 97331



Workshop questions can be directed to Michael Wing: Michael.Wing@OregonState.edu, 541.737.4009.