Services

The Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing (DIRS) Enterprise Center provides non-credit bearing educational services through short courses and training sessions, data collection services from airborne and ground-based imaging systems and point sensors, radiometric and geometric sensor calibration and characterization, as well as consulting expertise on non-research problems for outside entities on a fee for services basis.  There is no intellectual property associated with these Enterprise services.

DIRSIG Synthetic Image Generation Services

The DIRS Enterprise Center will provide DIRSIG synthetic image generation fee for service offerings. The services offered by the Enterprise Center include:

  • 3D model scene generation and labeling (quote required based on complexity of scene)
  • ChipMaker generation (quote required based on complexity of scene)
  • Technical Support
  • Training

UAS / Drone Collection Services

The DIRS Enterprise Center will provide several drone-based fee for service collection offerings. The following equipment is available for this service:

Drones

  • Super Lightweight UAS vehicle: DJI Mavic Pro
  • Lightweight UAS vehicle: DJI Matrice 100
  • Heavy lift UAS vehicle (qty 2): DJI Matrice 600 Hexacopters with 6 kg payload capacity and RTK GPS navigation
  • Very heavy lift UAS vehicle (qty 1): DJI Wind 8 Octocopter with 10 kg payload capacity and RTK GPS navigation

Sensors

  • Hyperspectral (VNIR) (qty 2): Headwall Nano-Hyperspec VNIR, pushbroom spectrometer with 270 spectral bands from 400 nm to 1000 nm
  • Hyperspectral (SWIR) (qty 1): Headwall Micro-Hyperspec SWIR pushbroom spectrometer with 166 bands from 900 nm to 2500 nm
  • Airborne Lidar (Velodyne) (qty 3): Velodyne VLP-16 16 channel scanning lidar with dual return
  • Longwave Infrared (uncooled) (qty 2): DRS Tamarisk 640 x 480 uncooled microbolometer
  • Longwave Infrared (cryo-cooled) (qty 1): FLIR A6750 640 x 480 cryo-cooled LWIR
  • Multispectral (MSI) (qty 2): MicaSense RedEdge-M with 5 spectral bands: blue, green, red, red edge, near-IR
  • Spectrometer (Downwelling Sensor): Ocean Optics Flame-S-VIS-NIR-ES (350nm-1000nm) [used for reflectance conversion]

MX1: Multi-modal Payload

  • MX-1 is a revolutionary new multi-modal remote sensing UAV payload that allows for simultaneous collection of four different imaging modalities namely RGB, LWIR, LiDAR and hyperspectral.
  • MX1 is flown using a DJI Matrice 600 Pro UAV which has a weight of 10 kg, can carry a payload of 5.5 kg, and has a maximum controllable range of 5 km. The MX1 payload consists of the following sensors and specs at 30m altitude:

Modality

  • Hyperspectral: Headwall Nano-Hyperspec- 270 Bands- 640 x 1* Spatial (px) - 1.88 GSD (cm) *Line scanner
  • RGB: Allied Vision Mako G-419- 3 Bands- 2048 x 2048 Spatial (px) - 1.04 GSD (cm)
  • LWIR: DRS Tamarisk 640- 1 Band- 640 x 480 Spatial (px) - 3.09 GSD (cm)
  • LiDAR- Velodyne VLP-16- 5.33 **GSD (cm) ** Approximate point spacing at 300 RPM
  • Multispectral- Micasense Red Edge
  • Applanix- GPS/IMU 1-3cm accuracy
 

SWIR Package

Modalities:

  • Headwall SWIR
    • SWIR M384 w/25mm lens
  • Applanix (GPS/IMU)
    • 1-3 cm accuracy

Matrice 100 Micasense Payload

  • Micasense Red Edge
    • 5 Band multispectral Imager
  • Integrated Light Sensor
    • Downwelling radiance
  • GPS/IMU on board

Mavic 2 Enterprise

Camera Specs:

  • 12 MP 1/2.3” CMOS Sensor
  • Dynamic Zoom: 2x Optical, 3x Digital
  • FOV: approx. 85 degrees
  • Max Image Size: 4056x3040(4:3), 4056x2280(16:9)
  • Video Recording:
        • 4K Ultra HD: 3840x2160 @30p
        • 2.7K: 2688x1512 @30p
        • FHD: 1920x1080 @30p
  • GPS Timestamping

Sensing attachments:

  • Beacon
  • Speaker
  • Spotlight

 

Ground Collection Capabilities

VIS/SWIR Material Property Characterization

  • ASD Field Spec Pro (400-2500nm)
  • SVC Specta Vista Corp. HR1024i (400-2500nm)

LWIR Material Property Characterization

  • D&P Model 102 FT-IR Spectrometer (2-16 mm)
  • SOC 400T  Reflectometer (2-25 mm)

Geometric

  •  2 Trimble R10 integrated GNSS Systems
  • 10 Aeropoints GPS-enabled targets

Atmospheric Characterization

ASD RCR downwelling irradiance

 

Local Data Collection

This cost accounts for collection activities (drone flights and associated data processing). This will be charged when the site is located within a day's drive of campus or the lodging site.

Local Drone Data Collection (local travel, within 40 mile radius of RIT)  
1 day includes 4 hours of drone collection (up to 4 flights) plus 4 hours to process raw data.  

Remote Data Collection Transit

This cost accounts for daily travel expenses incurred during transit to and from a collection site when that site is more than a 160-mile drive from campus.

Transit (greater than 160 mile radius of RIT)  
Labor, Lodging, Meals, and Equipment Transportation Rental per day.  

Remote Data Collection Out-of-Area Surcharge

This cost accounts for daily lodging and subsistence expenses incurred for remote collection sites when at the site itself.  This cost does not include expenses incurred during transit, collecting or processing of data.

Out-of-Area Surcharge (greater than 160 mile radius of RIT)  
Labor, Lodging, Meals, and Equipment Transportation Rental per day. Quote based on location

GRIT – Material Directional Reflectance Measurement Services

The DIRS Enterprise Center will provide a material measurement fee for service offering using the Field-Portable Goniometer System. The following equipment is available for this service:

  • GRIT-T Field Spectral Goniometer
  • Headwall Micro-Hyperspec VNIR Imaging Spectrometer
GRIT-T Indoor Measurement Services  
8 hours of material measurements.  
Data Processing & summary report, per 8 hours of material measurements and disk drive for data delivery.  
Optional data processing of surface from stereo views to produce millimeter scale DEM per sample.  

 

GRIT-T Outdoor/Remote Measurement Services  
Field Equipment handling - packing and unpacking.  
Remote collection (transportation of required equipment).  
Daily (8 hours) field measurement.  
Data processing & summary report, per 8 hours of material measurements and disk drive for data delivery.  
Optional Data Processing for Millimeter scale DEM of surface from stereo views.  

Ground Reference - Field Material Measurement Services

The DIRS Enterprise Center will provide ground reference material measurement fee for service collection offerings. The following equipment is available for this service:

  • ASD FieldSpec4 High Resolution Spectrometer
  • Spectra Vista Corporation HR-1024i Spectrometer
  • Surface Optics Corporation SOC 400T Reflectometer
  • Designs and Prototype Model 102 Portable FTIR Spectrometer
  • Trimble R10 Integrated GNSS System (2)
Ground Truth Field Material Measurement  
8 hours of spatial and spectral material measurements plus 4 hours to process raw data.  

 

Out-of-Area Surcharge (greater than 160 mile radius of RIT)  
Labor, Lodging, Meals, and Equipment Transportation Rental per day. Quote based on location

Spectro-Radiometric Calibration Laboratory Services

The DIRS Enterprise Center will provide sensor spectro-radiometric calibration fee for service offerings. The following equipment is available for this service:

  • 20” NIST-Traceable Integrating Sphere
  • Optronics Labs OL-750 Automated Spectroradiometric Measurement System
  • Electro Optical Industries LC-06, 6 inch aperture, 30 inch focal length, collimator
Radiometric Calibration Laboratory Services  
Measurement Setup and Labor (1/2 day, 4 hours)  
Peak Normalized Relative Spectral Response for All Band per Optical Path  
Option 1: Laboratory Luminance NIST-Traceable Standard Camera Calibration  
Option 2: Laboratory Luminance NIST-Traceable Complex Camera Calibration  

Ground-based LiDAR Measurement Services

The DIRS Enterprise Center will provide ground-based LiDAR measurement fee for service collection offerings. The following equipment is available for this service:

  • Portable tripod mounted scanning lidar providing 360 deg azimuth lidar point clouds
Ground-based LiDAR Measurement Services  
Measurement Setup and Labor (1/2 day, 4 hours)  
Lidar Scan and Data Processing  

 

Out-of-Area Surcharge (greater than 160 mile radius of RIT)  
Labor, Lodging, Meals, and Equipment Transportation Rental per day. Quote based on location

 

Geometric Calibration Laboratory Services

The DIRS Enterprise Center will provide sensor geometric calibration fee for service offerings. The following equipment is available for this service:

  • 15 reflective / emissive checkerboards in permanent laboratory setup
  • Electro Optical Industries LC-06, 6 inch aperture, 30 inch focal length, collimator
Geometric Calibration Laboratory Services  
Experiment Setup and Labor (1/2 day, 4 hours)  
Option 1: Provide Intrinsic Orientation Parameters for Single Optical Path Camera System & Summary Report  
Option 2: Provide Intrinsic Orientation Parameters for Multiple Optical Path Camera System & Summary Report  
Option 3: Provide Intrinsic and Extrinsic Orientation Parameters for Multiple Optical Path Camera/Multiple Camera System & Summary Report  
Option 4: Provide Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) for Single Optical Path Camera System & Summary Report  
Option 5: Provide Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) for Multiple Optical Path Camera System & Summary Report