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FieldSpec Advisor: New sampling probe, Goetz winners and a new white paper

March 03, 2015

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Going beyond spectral vegetation indices...

December 23, 2014

Partial least squares regression (PLSR) is a powerful tool that makes use of the information at all wavelengths and provides the means for the quantitative determination of a wide variety of plant canopy properties. Past studies that limited their analysis to the use of spectral indices (e.g. NDVI, SAVI, PVI - see links below for more details) often weren't able to take advantage of the full spectrum since multispectral systems provide information at a limited set of wavelengths.

Shhhh... ASD to Attend WHISPERS 2013 Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing

June 18, 2013

What do you get when you mix remote sensing and a number of "free roaming" alligators? Find out at the 5th annual Whispers workshop in Gainesville, Florida from June 25-28, 2013. (Don't worry - Gainesville's free roaming gators won't actually be allowed into any of the workshops.)

How to Improve the Utility of Field-collected Spectral Signatures Presented by ASD at SPIE DSS 2012

April 13, 2012

Two weeks from now, the SPIE 2012 Defense, Security and Sensing conference will convene - the largest unclassified event of its kind showcasing the latest in technology, thought leadership and technical presentations.

ASD’s own CTO and co-founder, Dr. Brian Curtiss, will present as one of the notable speakers at the conference. Additionally, ASD will demonstrate the latest in remote sensing technology at our booth #2210.

Curtiss’ presentation, “Collection and Control of Spectral Signatures in the Field,” promises to be a highlight of the conference.

Dr. Brian Curtiss Addresses Technological Improvements in Mineral Mapping at ASPRS

March 12, 2012

And the winner is…Dangerous Work in the Name of Research Earns Winner a New Kindle!

February 15, 2012

Following up on our recent blog article featuring some of our ASD instrument user’s adventure stories, we have found a winner!

From the Alaskan Tundra to the Tip of Africa – FieldSpec Users Share Their Stories

February 06, 2012

We recently asked our FieldSpec Advisor newsletter readers to share with us their most memorable and interesting adventures while conducting research with our FieldSpec instruments.  And we received some amazing feedback!

ASD Announces 2012 Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program Winners

January 30, 2012

Every year, ASD awards several researchers the opportunity to further explore the world of reflectance spectroscopy. This year the recipients of the Goetz Instrument Support Program are exploring everything from hyperspectral analysis, the search for gold, to identifying artistic materials.

ASD Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist Dr. Alexander Goetz Honored by Chinese Academy of Sciences for Pioneering Hyperspectral Imaging

January 10, 2012

With the Chinese New Year approaching, we thought it would be appropriate to post an article highlighting a recent and highly significant visit one of ASD’s co-founders made to Beijing, China.

Dr. Alexander Goetz was honored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences for his 30-plus years of the scientific and technological development of hyperspectral imaging. Hyperspectral imaging is now used worldwide in airborne and space-borne instruments to study the composition of the Earth’s surface, land as well as sea.

Dr. Goetz, a University of Colorado Professor Emeritus, gave a day-long set of lectures at a special two-day symposium on hyperspectral imaging held Dec. 1-2 at the Center for Earth Observations and Digital Earth in Beijing, China.

“You are surely the leading person in this field, producing nearly all critical achievements in the last 30 years,”  Dr. Zhang Bing, Deputy Director of the Chinese Academy told Dr. Goetz.

Dr. Goetz replied, “While I very much appreciate the compliment, I cannot take full credit since I have had abundant help along the way from colleagues, students and co-workers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, University of Colorado and ASD Inc.”

The Chinese Academy has a great interest in pursuing hyperspectral imaging as evidenced by the 200 faculty and students attending the symposium. The Chinese Space Agency has already sent a hyperspectral imager into lunar orbit and pursues land studies with airborne hyperspectral sensors. ASD Inc. has sold more than 400 portable spectrometer systems to China for a variety of remote sensing research applications.

FieldSpec HandHeld Spectroradiometer Used In Kettle Hole Study

September 27, 2011

Some of the latest research on small water bodies was done with an ASD FieldSpec HandHeld spectroradiometer (325-1075 nm). The research was conducted by Rahmatulla M. Igamberdiev, Goerres Grenzdoerffer, Ralf Bill, Hendrik Schubert, Martin Bachmann and Bernd Lennartz and has become available online this past week on Science Direct.

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