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Cubert Science Activity Report 2020

Worldwide there are more than 100 published research and industry papers on Cubert Hyperspectral Video Cameras. Our Top 3 most cited papers are:


Aasen, H., Honkavaara, E., Lucieer, A., & Zarco-Tejada, P. J. (2018). Quantitative remote sensing at ultra-high resolution with UAV spectroscopy: a review of sensor technology, measurement procedures, and data correction workflows.


Aasen, H., Burkart, A., Bolten, A., & Bareth, G. (2015). Generating 3D hyperspectral information with lightweight UAV snapshot cameras for vegetation monitoring: From camera calibration to quality assurance.


Bareth, G., Aasen, H., Bendig, J., Gnyp, M. L., Bolten, A., Jung, A., ... & Soukkamäki, J. (2015). Low-weight and UAV-based hyperspectral full-frame cameras for monitoring crops: Spectral comparison with portable spectroradiometer measurements.

Application Fields 2014-2020

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Water Spectroscopy & Oceanography
  • Medicine
  • Mineral Exploration & Geology
  • Sensors, Systems & Calibration
  • Video Spectroscopy
  • Security
  • Cultural Heritage & Archeology
  • Agriculture & Food

    • Tao, H., Feng, H., Xu, L., Miao, M., Yang, G., Yang, X., & Fan, L. (2020). Estimation of the Yield and Plant Height of Winter Wheat Using UAV-Based Hyperspectral Images. Sensors, 20(4), 1231.
      Tags: yield, extracted plant height HCSM, estimation model, winter wheat
    • Liu, M., Yu, T., Gu, X., Sun, Z., Yang, J., Zhang, Z., … & Li, J. (2020). The Impact of Spatial Resolution on the Classification of Vegetation Types in Highly Fragmented Planting Areas Based on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Hyperspectral Images. Remote Sensing, 12(1), 146.
      Tags: object-based image analysis (OBIA), eucalyptus, citrus, sugarcane
    • Wijesingha, J., Astor, T., Schulze-Brüninghoff, D., Wengert, M., & Wachendorf, M. (2020). Predicting Forage Quality of Grasslands Using UAV-Borne Imaging Spectroscopy. Remote Sensing, 12(1), 126.
      Tags: Forage quality, grassland, crude protein (CP), acid detergent fibre (ADF)
    • Liu, H., Zhu, H., Li, Z., & Yang, G. (2020). Quantitative analysis and hyperspectral remote sensing of the nitrogen nutrition index in winter wheat. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 41(3), 858-881.
      Tags: nitrogen nutrition index, winter wheat, crops
  • Forestry

    • Takahashi Miyoshi, G., Imai, N. N., Garcia Tommaselli, A. M., Antunes de Moraes, M. V., & Honkavaara, E. (2020). Evaluation of Hyperspectral Multitemporal Information to Improve Tree Species Identification in the Highly Diverse Atlantic Forest. Remote Sensing, 12(2), 244.
      Tags: tree species, atlantic forest, classification, identification
    • Cao, J., Liu, K., Liu, L., Zhu, Y., Li, J., & He, Z. (2018). Identifying mangrove species using field close-range snapshot hyperspectral imaging and machine-learning techniques. Remote Sensing, 10(12), 2047.
      Tags: UAV, forest, mangrove area
    • Cao, J., Leng, W., Liu, K., Liu, L., He, Z., & Zhu, Y. (2018). Object-based mangrove species classification using unmanned aerial vehicle hyperspectral images and digital surface models. Remote Sensing, 10(1), 89.
      Tags: UAV, forest, mangrove area
  • Water Spectroscopy & Oceanography

    • O’Shea, R. E., Laney, S. R., & Lee, Z. (2020). Evaluation of glint correction approaches for fine-scale ocean color measurements by lightweight hyperspectral imaging spectrometers. Applied Optics, 59(7), B18-B34.
      Tags: glint correction, 650 nm, radiometrically derived water quality properties, capillary waves
    • Gilerson, A., Carrizo, C., Ibrahim, A., Foster, R., Harmel, T., El-Habashi, A., … & Ondrusek, M. (2020). Hyperspectral polarimetric imaging of the water surface and retrieval of water optical parameters from multi-angular polarimetric data. Applied Optics, 59(10), C8-C20.
      Tags: Oceanography, water spectroscopy, polarization
    • Kern, J., & Schenk, A. (2019). A Multi-Modal System for Monitoring of Water Quality-Setup and First Results from Passauna Reservoir. Channels, 125(2500), 1.
      Tags: water quality, turbidity, water surface temperature
    • Gilerson, A., Carrizo, C., Malinowski, M., Groetsch, P., Foster, R., & Estrella, E. H. (2019, October). Multi-and Hyperspectral Polarimetric Imaging of the Ocean Surface. In Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions.  International Society for Optics and Photonics. 2019. (Vol. 11150, p. 1115007).
      Tags: Oceanography, water spectroscopy, polarization
    • Gilerson, A., Carrizo, C., Foster, R., Harmel, T., Golovin, A., El-Habashi, A., … & Wright, T. (2019, May). Total and polarized radiance from the ocean surface from hyperspectral polarimetric imaging. In Ocean Sensing and Monitoring XI (Vol. 11014, p. 110140F). International Society for Optics and Photonics.
      Tags: Oceanography, water spectroscopy, polarization, Stokes vector, video camera, water optical properties
  • Medicine

    • Spigulis, J. (2017). Multispectral, fluorescent and photoplethysmographic imaging for remote skin assessment. Sensors, 17(5), 1165.
      Tags: skin assessment, video, multispectral
  • Mineral Exploration & Geology

    • Jakob, S., Zimmermann, R., & Gloaguen, R. (2017). The need for accurate geometric and radiometric corrections of drone-borne hyperspectral data for mineral exploration: Mephysto—A toolbox for pre-processing drone-borne hyperspectral data. Remote Sensing, 9(1), 88.
      Tags: Mineral exploration, MEPHysTo, Toolbox for Pre-processing
  • Sensors, Systems & Calibration

    • Zhang, H., Zhang, B., Wei, Z., Wang, C., & Huang, Q. (2020). Lightweight Integrated Solution for a UAV-Borne Hyperspectral Imaging System. Remote Sensing, 12(4), 657.
      Tags: georeferencing, mosaicking, radiometric correction, atmospheric correction
    • Beletkaia, E., & Pozo, J. (2020). More Than Meets the Eye: Applications enabled by the non-stop development of hyperspectral imaging technology. PhotonicsViews, 17(1), 24-26.
      Tags: Linear variable bandpass filter, hyperspectral imaging, video spectroscopy
  • Video Spectroscopy

  • Military

    • Bajic, M., Ivelja, T., & Brook, A. (2017). Developing a Hyperspectral Non-Technical Survey for Minefields via UAV and Helicopter. J. Conv. Weapons Destr, 21(11).
      Tags: weapon detection, minefields, ordnance
  • Cultural Heritage & Archeology