January 18, 2019

STS Spectrometers Take Flight on UAV

A pair of super-lightweight Ocean Optics STS microspectrometers is helping researchers investigate plant parameters in a verdant patch of New Zealand grassland. The compact STS model spectrometers, one deployed as a ground unit and the other aboard an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), are making synchronized hyperspectral measurements of barley and sugar beet crops to assess plant characteristics for more effective crop management.