CLEARLAKE SAMPLING MISSION 2020

In the summer of 2020, Aravind Kumaraguru and Christopher Denniston from the Robotic Embedded Systems Lab at the University of Southern California performed a sampling mission as part of a larger team with David A. Caron's lab.

This sampling mission used both a drone with a hyperspectral camera and an underwater autonomous vehicle. Christopher and Aravind were responsible for flying and operating the drone while testing out a system for orthomosaicing over water as well as collecting multi-day data for biological uses. YSI provided and operated the autonomous underwater vehicle in coordination with both teams. 

This mission was done over one week with multiple flights being done at dawn and dusk.

The hardware used was a DJI Matrice 200 and a Senterra Quad hyperspectral sensor. 

The data collected has been used in the following publications:

C. Denniston, A. Kumaraguru, D. A. Caron and G. S. Sukhatme, "Incorporating Noise Into Adaptive Sampling" International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, in press​