Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Conducts First UAS Research Mission over Gulf of Mexico (VIDEO)

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will conduct the first mission over the Gulf of Mexico with their unmanned aircraft from Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15.
The unmanned aircraft will acquire data over the Gulf and South Texas ranchland as part of their search for new applications of unmanned aerial technology. During the mission, the University’s RS-16 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) will carry onboard a multi-spectral camera which will acquire images in the visible, infrared (IR), and ultraviolet (UV) frequency ranges.

Among other applications, this data will be used in a study of algae distribution along the Texas coast by the University’s Center for Coastal Studies.

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