Indiana Drones: Unmanned aerial vehicle gives archeologist a cool tool (RIT)

RIT: Indiana Drones: Unmanned aerial vehicle gives archeologist a cool tool. “An off-the-shelf drone customized for archeological surveys by Rochester Institute of Technology students will be on exhibit at the 10th annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on May 6….
[Leah] Bartnik designed the imaging system that clips on to the drone and measures chlorophyll, or the green pigment in vegetation. Her system combines a regular camera and near infrared sensors to measure the green pigment reflected in different wavelengths of light. Low levels of chlorophyll are a clue that an object of interest might be obstructing the roots. The thermal camera in the imaging system provides additional information to support or disprove the hunch.”