• Defense + Commercial Sensing
    Orlando 2018
    Defense + Security
    Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging
    Agriculture
    Unmanned Autonomous Systems
    Rising Researchers
    Exhibition
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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
15 - 19 April 2018
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Sensing and imaging for applications in agriculture, food safety, and water quality

SPIE Defense + Commerical Sensing agricultural applications track

Explore sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies for agricultural and food safety/quality applications such as such as UAVs, hyperspectral imaging, phenotyping, infrared thermography, and more.

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Take a course

Take advantage of face-to-face instruction taught by recognized experts in industry and academia. Courses priced seprately. Choose from 32 courses and workshops taking place at the 2017 event. The following courses may be of particilar interest, or view all courses here.

Introduction to Optomechanical Design SC014
Instructor: Vukobratovich

Infrared Focal Plane Arrays SC152
Instructors: Hubbs 

Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Sensors SC194
Instructor: Lomheim

Basic Optics for Non-Optics Personnel SC609
Instructor: Harding

Introduction to Infrared and Ultraviolet Imaging Technology SC1000
Instructor: Richards

Optical Systems Engineering SC1052
Instructor: Kasunic 

Statistics for Imaging and Sensor Data SC1072
Instructor: Bajorski 


Technical presentations

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2017 features 1,700 technical papers. Below are conferences and papers that include significant technical content related to agricultural applications. In addition, 45+ papers listed below were identified as containing content that may be of particular interest.

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Review applicable conferences:

Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping
Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety
Next Generation Spectroscopic Technologies
Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery

Browse the 45+ applicable papers below; listed start date and time

Scaling up high throughput field phenotyping of corn and soy research plots using ground rovers
Paper 10218-1

Author(s):  Boyan Peshlov, Monsanto Co. (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 1: Field-based Phenotyping with Ground-based and Aerial Sensor Platforms
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 8:30 AM


Autonomous field-based phenotyping
Paper 10218-2

Author(s):  K. Thomas McPeek, AGERpoint, Inc. (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 1: Field-based Phenotyping with Ground-based and Aerial Sensor Platforms
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 9:00 AM


A custom multi-modal sensor suite and data analysis pipeline for aerial field phenotyping
Paper 10218-3

Author(s):  Paul Bartlett, Near Earth Autonomy, Inc. (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 1: Field-based Phenotyping with Ground-based and Aerial Sensor Platforms
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 9:20 AM


Hyperspectral imaging to identify wheat line with salt stress adaptation
Paper 10218-4

Author(s):  Ali Moghimi, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 1: Field-based Phenotyping with Ground-based and Aerial Sensor Platforms
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 9:40 AM


Melon yield prediction using small unmanned aerial vehicles
Paper 10218-7

Author(s):  Tiebiao Zhao, Univ. of California, Merced (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 2: Control Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Agricultural UAV Applications
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:20 AM


Radiometric calibration approach for UAV-based remote sensing
Paper 10218-10

Author(s):  Yeyin Shi, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 3: Practical Issues for Commercialization of UAVs in Agriculture
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:00 PM


UAV remote sensing for phenotyping drought tolerance in peanut
Paper 10218-11

Author(s):  Maria Balota, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 3: Practical Issues for Commercialization of UAVs in Agriculture
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:20 PM


Evaluating crop stress using thermal images at multiple spatial resolutions
Paper 10218-12

Author(s):  Gregory Rouze, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Ctr. (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 3: Practical Issues for Commercialization of UAVs in Agriculture
Date and Time: Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:40 PM


Estimating plant population with UAV-derived vegetation indices
Paper 10218-15

Author(s):  Joseph Oakes, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 4: Aerial and Ground-based Sensing of Critical Agricultural Phenotypes and Conditions
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8:40 AM


3-D reconstruction optimization using imagery captured by unmanned aerial vehicles
Paper 10218-17

Author(s):  Abby L. Bassie, Geosystems Research Institute (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 4: Aerial and Ground-based Sensing of Critical Agricultural Phenotypes and Conditions
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 9:20 AM


Label-free mapping of agrochemical distribution in plants in vivo using chlorophyll fluorescence lifetime
Paper 10218-18

Author(s):  Elizabeth Noble, Imperial College London (United Kingdom), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 4: Aerial and Ground-based Sensing of Critical Agricultural Phenotypes and Conditions
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 9:40 AM


Automated geographic registration and radiometric correction
Paper 10218-19

Author(s):  J. Alex Thomasson, Texas A&M Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10218: Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
Session 5: The Way Forward in UAV-based Sensing for Agricultural Production
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 1:30 PM


Crop classification using temporal stacks of multispectral satellite imagery (Rising Researcher Presentation)
Paper 10198-15

Author(s):  Daniela I. Moody, Descartes Labs, Inc. (United States), et al.
Conference 10198: Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXIII
Session 3: Target Variability I: Invited Session
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 2:40 PM


Spectral and spatial variability of undisturbed and disturbed grass under different view and illumination directions
Paper 10198-17

Author(s):  Christoph C. Borel-Donohue, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10198: Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXIII
Session 4: Target Variability II: Invited Session
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 3:50 PM


Sensor and RFID integrity assurance against exploitation of dairy and herd management systems
Paper 10206-14

Author(s):  Val Red, Air Force Research Lab. (United States), et al.
Conference 10206: Disruptive Technologies in Sensors and Sensor Systems
Session 5: Innovation in Cyber Operations
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 4:50 PM


A new sampling strategy based on CGM for LAI measurements over non-uniform surface
Paper 10198-52

Author(s):  Xiaohua Zhu, Academy of Opto-Electronics, CAS (China), et al.
Conference 10198: Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXIII
Session PSTue: Posters-Tuesday
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 6:00 PM


A new method for LAI retrieval from hyperspectral data
Paper 10198-53

Author(s):  Xiaohua Zhu, Key Lab. of Quantitative Remote Sensing Information Technology, CAS (China), et al.
Conference 10198: Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXIII
Session PSTue: Posters-Tuesday
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 6:00 PM


The selectable hyperspectral airborne remote sensing kit (SHARK) used in UAS for precision agriculture
Paper 10213-3

Author(s):  Rick E. Holasek, Corning Inc. (United States), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session 1: Hyperspectral Sensing and Imaging Sensors I
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 8:40 AM


Detection of cold stressed maize seedlings for high throughput phenotyping using hyperspectral imagery
Paper 10213-4

Author(s):  Ce Yang, Univ. of Minnesota (United States), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session 1: Hyperspectral Sensing and Imaging Sensors I
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9:00 AM


A brief review and application of the lamp-plaque method for the calibration of compact hyperspectral imagers
Paper 10213-5

Author(s):  David W. Allen, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session 1: Hyperspectral Sensing and Imaging Sensors I
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 9:20 AM


Application of deep learning to UAS based real-time hyperspectral imaging for precision agriculture
Paper 10213-8

Author(s):  ZhiQiang Chen, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City (United States), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session 2: Hyperspectral Sensing and Imaging Sensors II
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:20 PM


Rapid and non-destructive assessment of polyunsaturated fatty acids contents in Salmon using near-infrared hyperspectral imaging
Paper 10213-9

Author(s):  Michael O. Ngadi, McGill Univ. (Canada), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session 2: Hyperspectral Sensing and Imaging Sensors II
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:40 PM


Hyperspectral remote sensing of vegetation: knowledge gain and knowledge gap after 50 years of research
Paper 10213-10

Author(s):  Prasad S. Thenkabail, U.S. Geological Survey (United States), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session 2: Hyperspectral Sensing and Imaging Sensors II
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 2:00 PM


Estimation of leaf nitrogen concentration on winter wheat by multispectral imaging
Paper 10213-17

Author(s):  Benoît Mercatoris, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Univ. de Liège (Belgium), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session 3: Hyperspectral Sensing and Imaging Sensors III
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 4:30 PM


Discrimination of wheat, alfalfa, and oat crops using field hyperspectral remote sensing
Paper 10213-18

Author(s):  Rocio Duchesne-Onoro, Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater (United States), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session PWed: Posters-Wednesday
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM


Stability improvement of a 4 cable-driven parallel manipulator using a center of mass balance system
Paper 10213-19

Author(s):  Iman Salafian, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session PWed: Posters-Wednesday
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM


UAV remote sensing capability for precision agriculture, forestry and small natural reservation monitoring
Paper 10213-20

Author(s):  Karel Pavelka, ČVUT v Praze, Fakulta stavební (Czech Republic), et al.
Conference 10213: Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors: Innovative Applications and Sensor Standards 2017
Session PWed: Posters-Wednesday
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM


Detection of pesticide (Cyantraniliprole) residue on grapes using hyperspectral sensing
Paper 10217-24

Author(s):  Jayantrao D. Mohite, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (India), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session PWed: Posters-Wednesday
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM


Nondestructive measurement of yield grade of beef carcass using 3D imaging technique
Paper 10217-31

Author(s):  Seung Hwan Yang, Chungnam National Univ. (Korea, Republic of), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session PWed: Posters-Wednesday
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM


Rapid detection of E.coli forming biofilms on baby spinach leaf surfaces using hyperspectral fluorescence imaging
Paper 10217-32

Author(s):  Hyunjeong Cho, Agricultural Research Service (United States), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session PWed: Posters-Wednesday
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM


Specificity tests of an oligonucleotide probe against food-outbreak salmonella for biosensor detection
Paper 10217-30

Author(s):  I-Hsuan Chen, Auburn Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session PWed: Posters-Wednesday
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM


Phage-based biomolecular filtering for the efficient isolation of bacterial pathogens from liquid streams
Paper 10217-1

Author(s):  Songtao Du, Auburn Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session 1: Biosensors
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 8:00 AM


Rapid detection of parasite in muscle fibers of fishes using a portable microscope imaging technique
Paper 10217-4

Author(s):  Jayoung Lee, Chungnam National Univ. (Korea, Republic of), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session 2: Chemical Imaging Applications for Food Contaminants Detection
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:00 AM


Spatially offset Raman spectroscopy method for detection of chemicals in subsurface layer
Paper 10217-5

Author(s):  Sagar Dhakal, Agricultural Research Service (United States), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session 2: Chemical Imaging Applications for Food Contaminants Detection
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:20 AM


Improvements on hyperspectral vegetation detection with neural networks
Paper 10190-46

Author(s):  Okan B. Ozdemir, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey), et al.
Conference 10190: Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VIII
Session 10: ISR Airborne Imaging/Sensing
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:30 AM


Detecting benzoyl peroxide in wheat flour by line-scan macro-scale Raman chemical imaging
Paper 10217-6

Author(s):  Jianwei Qin, Agricultural Research Service (United States), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session 2: Chemical Imaging Applications for Food Contaminants Detection
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:40 AM


Improving the detection of cocoa bean fermentation-related changes using image fusion
Paper 10198-47

Author(s):  Daniel Ochoa, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (Ecuador), et al.
Conference 10198: Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXIII
Session 8: Classification
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:50 AM


In-motion optical sensing for assessment of animal well-being
Paper 10217-8

Author(s):  Colton Atkins, Colorado State Univ. (United States), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session 3: Optical Sensing for Food Quality and Safety
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 10:50 AM


LAI retrieval and scale effect analysis of multiple crops from UAV-based hyperspectral data
Paper 10198-49

Author(s):  Xiaohua Zhu, Key Lab. of Quantitative Remote Sensing Information Technology, CAS (China), et al.
Conference 10198: Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXIII
Session 9: Applications
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11:00 AM


Detection of artificially ripened mango using spectrometric analysis
Paper 10217-9

Author(s):  Mithun B.S., Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (India), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session 3: Optical Sensing for Food Quality and Safety
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11:10 AM


Finite element simulation of light transfer in turbid media under structured illumination
Paper 10217-10

Author(s):  Dong Hu, Zhejiang Univ. (China), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session 3: Optical Sensing for Food Quality and Safety
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11:30 AM


Non-invasive real time remote monitoring of vegetation using multimodal Brillouin and Raman spectroscopies
Paper 10217-11

Author(s):  Adiya Rakymzhan, Nazarbayev Univ. (Kazakhstan), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session 3: Optical Sensing for Food Quality and Safety
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11:50 AM


Near infrared hyperspectral imaging system for root phenotyping
Paper 10217-12

Author(s):  Thomas Arnold, CTR Carinthian Tech Research AG (Austria), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session 4: Spectral Imaging for Food Quality and Safety
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 1:40 PM


Fish freshness estimation using eye image processing under white and UV lightings
Paper 10217-13

Author(s):  Katsuhiro Kanamori, Panasonic Corp. (Japan), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session 4: Spectral Imaging for Food Quality and Safety
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 2:00 PM


Determination of total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N) content in pork meat using hyperspectral imaging technique
Paper 10217-16

Author(s):  Hoonsoo Lee, Agricultural Research Service (United States), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session 4: Spectral Imaging for Food Quality and Safety
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 3:30 PM


Analysis of peanuts inoculated with toxigenic and atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus using fluorescence and reflectance hyperspectral imagery
Paper 10217-17

Author(s):  Fuguo Xing, Institute of Food Science and Technology, CAAS (China), et al.
Conference 10217: Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX
Session 4: Spectral Imaging for Food Quality and Safety
Date and Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 3:50 PM

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