Mission

1) Stay current on operational aerospace sensor systems

  • Characteristics specifications performance
  • Remote Sensing Application capabilities
  • Typical applications/references for experiences
  • Sources for purchase service supplies advice

2) Stay current on the Status and Characteristics of New sensor developments and system integration

  • Recommend features functions and calibrations regarding ASPRS interests

3) Be aware and informed on new (or desirable) sensor developments for new applications

  • Examples: cell phone cameras precision ag. Sensors etc.

4) Stay informed on the developments of sensor related components and technologies (outside the Remote Sensing community) Google Earth for example

5) Maintain references to selected publications related to sensor development and deployment.

6) Monitor proceedings of relevant professional scientific government and academic meetings and contribute where appropriate.

People

Director: Gregory Stensaas

Deputy Director: Allen E. Cook

Chair Digital Imagery Guideline Committee: Mr. Gregory Lee Stensaas

Chair Ten-Year Remote Sensing Forecast Committee: Mr. Charles Mondello

Committee Functions

Internal:

Respond to members needs for information and education on Sensor Systems Technology.

  • Encourage relevant papers and presentations
  • Review and edit papers as requested
  • Organize and/or participate in sessions forums workshops and symposiums
  • Provide a technology resource for other divisions and committees of ASPRS
  • Keep membership apprised of sensor technology events

External:

Represent ASPRS as a Technical Advisory Resource and Independent Professional Authority on Primary Data-Acquisition Technologies.

Additional Information

Other Related Pages:

UAS Committee Meeting Agenda – May 23 2014

ASPRS PDAD / UAS Committee Meeting Agenda   May 23rd 2014 – 1 PM CDT https://www2.gotomeeting.com/join/552424082 Dial +1 (213) 493-0602 Access Code: 552-424-082   Chair: Pierre le Roux   Agenda   1.       Welcome and Roll Call 2.       Items a.       Meeting at AUVSI 2014 and AUVSI 2014 1.       Attendees: Bruce Quirk,Jeff Sloan,Jack Ruskai,Brain Potter,Brian Murphy,Ryan Burley,Kelly...

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PDAD Technical Sessions

PDAD Sponsored SessionsASPRS Conference Sacramento California Spring 2012Special Session:  Sensor Calibration and Data Product ValidationGeopositional Data Accuracy by Qassim AbdullahMultispectral Remote Sensing from Unmanned Aircraft by Andrea Laliberte and Albert RangoDigital Imagery Spatial Resolution and Radiometry by Mary PagnuttiUSGS Data Product and Sensor Calibration Activities by Greg Stensaas Special Session -  Digital Camera Manufacturers: New...

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PDAD Contact Us

If you have any questions related to the ASPRS PDAD mission objectives or activities please contact us using the following email: PDAD Division Email Greg Stensaas Division Director Allen Cook Division Assistant Director

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PDAD Meetings

MeetingsSpring 2012Meeting Preliminary ProgramMeeting MinutesFall 2011Meeting AgendaSpring 2011Meeting MinutesFall 2010Report to the BoardMeeting AgendaSpring 2010Report to the BoardMeeting AgendaMeeting MinutesFall 2009Report to the BoardMeeting AgendaSpring 2009Report to the BoardMeeting Agenda Fall 2008 Report to the BoardMeeting AgendaMeeting MinutesSpring 2008 Report to the Board Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes Meeting Summary Fall 2007Meeting AgendaMeeting Minutes

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PDAD Ten-Year Remote Sensing Forecast Committee

Activities In August 1999 under a 5-year Space Act Agreement ASPRS and NASA combined resources and expertise to develop a baseline and forecast of the Remote Sensing Industry Market. Since FY 2004 ASPRS USGS and NOAA have executed several additional phases of the Forecast which: Enables analysis of the Remote Sensing Industry Baselines the industry...

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PDAD Direct Georeferencing Committee Activities

Committee Goal:The Direct Georeferencing Committee provides participants with a good understanding of the concept of direct georeferencing (directly measuring the exterior orientation parameters of each single image using GPS-aided Inertial data). In principal direct geo-referencing allows for the elimination of the aerial triangulation and ground control from the mapping process except for quality assurance purposes....

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PDAD Direct Georeferencing Committee

Direct Georeferencing Committee Activities

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PDAD Digital Imagery Guideline Committee

Committee GoalTo improve communication between digital imagery users and suppliers promote standards and guidelines to improve market education level facilitate user specifications and purchasing and facilitate quality assurance and quality control processes. OverviewSupport the development of digital imagery quality assurance guidelines including support for  the development of an associated digital imagery web guideline or toolSupport...

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PDAD Unmanned Aircraft Systems Committee Activities

Activities: 23 May Meeting UAS Committee Meeting Agenda - May 23 2014 21 May 2014 Update Pierre le Roux and Brian Murphy represented ASPRS at AUVSI 2014 in Orlando Florida: - The UAS Committee convened a meeting at AUVSI. We had 8 people attend. - Established dialog with Unmanned Systems Canada and the Danish National...

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PDAD Unmanned Aircraft Systems Committee

ASPRS Position on the use of UAS in Mapping and Remote Sensing  Approved at Fall 2013 Meeting Date: 26 September 2013 Overview  UAS based solutions for mapping and remote sensing and implementation of these within the US are a given. The timeframe is dependent on the finalization of applicable regulation by the FAA and assumption...

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Final Guidelines for the Aerial Camera In Situ Geometric Calibration of the Aerial Camera System

These guidelines have been developed by the Primary Data Acquisition Division and the Camera Calibration Committee and have undergone a formal public review process through ASPRS. The ASPRS Board formally approved these guidelines at its October 28 2013 meeting. To download a PDF of the guidelines click here. (PDF 1.2 MB)

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Draft Aerial Camera In Situ Metric Calibration Guidelines

ASPRS is in the process of developing guidelines for the airborne in situ metric calibration of vertically oriented digital and film-based frame type cameras. This effort is being undertaken with involvement of private state and federal representation from within the ASPRS membership. At the 2011 ASPRS Annual Conference in Milwaukee the Primary Data Acquisition Division (PDAD)...

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PDAD Telecon Meetings

PDAD Telecon MeetingsJanuary 2011AgendaMinutesNovember 2010MinutesMarch 2009MinutesApril 2008MinutesMarch 2005 Minutes

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UAS Task Force Recommendations

ASPRS Task Force on UAS Established:  3/22/2014   Mandate:  Development of recommendations to the ASPRS EXCOM and Board of Directors related to positioning of UAS within the ASPRS structure and establishment of a plan of action to position ASPRS as the authoritative organization for UAS metric mapping within the United States.     Committee:  Becky...

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