Ag Drone Reference

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Regulations | Study Aids | Charts/Airspace | Weather | Imagery | Drones/Sensors | Software | Class Presentations | References

Regulations

FAA Drone Zone - Drone Registration and Authorizations
FAA -Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Part 107
Part 61
Educational Users
TRUST (test for recreational flyers)

Study Aids

The Legal Drone (study site)
YouTube Video
Part 107
FAA Study Guide (PDF)
FAA Sample Questions
FAA Pilots Handbook
UAS Policy Library
Advisory Circular 107-2

Charts and Airspace

VFR Charts
Airport Facilities Directory
NOTAMS
Airspace Map

B4Ufly: Must have App! 

OK to Fly - Flight Conditions

TFR Maps
Notams
Airspace Authorization
UAS Facility Maps
Airnav (Airport info)
UOA Video

Weather

Aviation Weather
ASOS/AWOS (in A/FD)

Imagery

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Illustration showing conversions between wavelength, frequency and energy
NASA's Imagine the Universe.

Region Name Wavelength Comments
X-ray 0.03 to 30 nanometers Entirely absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere and not available for remote sensing.
Ultraviolet 0.03 to 0.4 micrometers Wavelengths from 0.03 to 0.3 micrometers absorbed by ozone in the Earth's atmosphere.
Photographic Ultraviolet 0.3 to 0.4 micrometers Available for remote sensing the Earth. Can be imaged with cameras and sensors.
Visible 0.4 to 0.7 micrometers Available for remote sensing the Earth. Can be imaged with cameras and sensors.
Near and Mid Infrared 0.7 to 3.0 micrometers Available for remote sensing the Earth. Can be imaged with cameras and sensors.
Thermal Infrared <0.7 to 3.0 micrometers Available for remote sensing the Earth. This wavelength cannot be captured by film cameras. Sensors are used to image this wavelength band
Micowave or Radar 0.1 to 100 centimeters Longer wavelengths of this band can pass through clouds, fog, and rain. Images using this band can be made with sensors that actively emit microwaves.

http://www.oneonta.edu/faculty/baumanpr/geosat2/RS-Introduction/RS-Introduction.html

Thermal

Thermography - Wikipedia

Near-IR

Near-infrared spectroscopy - Wikipedia

Vegetation Index

Green Difference Vegetation Index (GDVI)
Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI)

Drones/Sensors

Best Drones For Agriculture 2017- The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

AgEagle
SenseFly eBee
PrecisionHawk
HoneyComb
Sentera
DJI
Aerial Technology International
Dronefly
SLANTRANGE - Multispectral Sensors and Analytics for Agriculture Drones
FLIR - Thermal Sensors

Software Mission Planning/Image Processing

Calculating Ground Sampling Distance
GSD Calculator
Drone & UAV Mapping Software - DroneDeploy
Dronelink
DJI GS Pro
WebODM (Image Processing) (Online Version)
DroneMapper

Pix4D
Precision Analytics
QGIS (GIS)
ESRI (GIS)

Class Presentations

References

Image Processing Calculations

GDVI
GDVI - Corn Nitrogen Requirements
NDVI - Cotton Ground Cover
Thermal IR - Water Status in Tree Fruit
Imagery for Weed Management
Green-Red Vegetation Index for Vegetation Phenology
Mapping crop water stress index in a ‘Pinot-noir’vineyard
REMOTE SENSING OF VEGETATION FROM UAV PLATFORMS
Assessment of vineyard water status variability
Crop water stress mapping for site-specific irrigation
Detect corn, soybean crop stress with thermal images and maps
Precision Ag Thermal Infrared - Cornerstone Mapping
Multispectral Imaging Camera Drones In Farming Yield Big Benefits
Applications of Thermal Imaging in Agriculture