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Remote Sensing Division

Zakład Teledetekcji

 Areas of activities:

  • Data Analysis
    • Multispectral algorithms, aerial images analysis and validation.
  • Remote sensing
    • Remote detection of a particular object in satellite and aerial images, land cover classification, analysis of spectral characteristics (NIR SWIR TIR), infrared spectra modelling (e.g. Deconvolution Algorithm), interpretation of multi and hyperspectral imaging in the visible light spectrum.
  • Radio communication
    • Radio coverage modelling, optimization of radio link parameters, design of simple antenna solutions.
  • Planning and implementation of manned and UAV missions
    • Photogrammetry raids planning, defining expected raids accuracy, aerial images acquisition.
  • Positioning
  • Mobile platform position determination with high accuracy, projection of aerial images on given cartographic base.
  • Expertise in:
    • Stereophotogrammetry
    • three-dimension modelling of small objects – with diameter relative to image resolution (e.g. http://rodm.uksw.edu.pl/formy/kratery/terra-sirenum-smugi-w-kraterze)
    • three-dimension modelling of time variable objects (e.g. trees)
    • image mosaicing using data from IMU and correlations between images
    • Remote sensing
    • acquisition of aerial photographs in VIS and IR
    • calculating vegetation indices
    • monitoring changes of plant healthiness due vegetation season
    • detecting minerals using satellite images
    • creating spectra libraries
    • Software & computing
    • stereophotogrammetry algorithms (e.g. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/RODM, design by our scientists  for creating 3D models of the Red Planet’s surface – http://www.uksw.edu.pl/node/1396 – RODM was Nominated by National Geographic)
    • software for monitoring plant healthiness
    • algorithms for distinguishing plants in aerial images
    • algorithms for detecting chemical composition of the atmosphere
    • data mining: looking for changes of chemical composition of small areas on the ground
    • algorithms for detecting chlorophyll, water and caroten in multispectral images
    • software for multispectral camera
    • software validating images and IMU data

Expected technical specification of our multispectral platform Quercus that is currently designed in HESOFF project – forest monitoring with using multispectral camera:

  • Imaging in the range of 400-1200nm
    • 650-800nm – separation of biomass from the other objects (i.e. roads)
    • 400-1200nm – the health of forests evaluated according to different spectral characteristics
    • Up to 6 monochromatic / RGB / cameras with optical filters
    • Computer with software dedicated to automatic measuring health of separated, single trees
    • IMU with GPS
    • Sun-light detector
    • Can be used (lightweight) on any UAV platform
    • Developed algorithms to be used in space sector
    • Preliminary image analysis during a mission
    • Radio communication in GHz band – radio link parameters can be changed during a mission
    • Data base of analysis results
    • Dedicated ground station for managing our platform

Potential application of our multisensory platform:

  • Environment monitoring (air and water pollutions, illegal dumps, mining waste, mining heaps spontaneous combustion)
  • Monitoring of biodiversity changes
  • Monitoring of snow cover
  • Precision agriculture (yields optimization, harvest crops monitoring and management)
  • Archaeology
  • Spatial planning (land cover and use, degree of urbanization)
  • Crisis management (prediction and mitigation of natural disasters)
  • National security (protection of borders and coastlines, the detection of weapons)
  • Securing public events (detection of threats in the crowd, detection of hazardous substances)


Manager of Remote Sensing Division
Paweł Czapski Ph. D. Eng
phone: (+48) 22 846 00 11 ext. 821
fax: (+ 48) 22 846 44 32