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UAS Equipped with Remote Sensing Technology

Detailed Description

Working with the USGS and Pepperwood Preserve, Black Swift Technologies LLC deployed radiometers on a UAS, the Super Swift (S2). The S2 is a fixed-wing, electric uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) with a three-meter wingspan, propelled into the air with a pneumatic launcher. The Black Swift radiometer system, designed with NASA Goddard, is a lightweight system of sensors that includes multispectral cameras in the visible, thermal, and near infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Used with an L-band radiometer, these data can be used to map surface soil moisture.  


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