Summaries - Office of Research & Innovation
Back BuckEye Mission Support
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
|Investigator(s)||Olsen, Richard C.|
|Sponsor||Army Corps of Engineers (Army)|
The BuckEye mission is to rapidly collect, process and distribute high resolution and high accuracy color imagery and elevation data. BuckEye collected over 85,000 square kilometers in Iraq, and has collected over 160,000 square kilometers in Afghanistan. There are several fixed winged and unmanned systems currently operating in several locations around the globe. A majority of the imagery and LIDAR is processed in-theater to provide rapid tactical response. The Naval Postgraduate School, Remote Sensing Center (NPS/RSC) will support the BuckEye Program by providing LIDAR Research and Development Support.
NPS-RSC shall develop test procedures and success criteria for advanced mapping sensors, as required, to include the BuckEye sensor. These procedures shall test for capabilities such as LIDAR gain for high fidelity rooflines and best object resolution; EO resolution in object space; Swath width at 25000 ft AGL; LIDAR auto range gate functionality; Vibration Analysis of LIDAR and EO; Sun angle impact to EO; Ground speed tests; Absolute vertical accuracy; Absolute horizontal accuracy; Non-cardinal direction collection; Race track pattern collection; Noncontiguous/multi-day collection; Determination of minimal acceptable sidelap; Characterize envelope for acceptable AGL; Evaluate use of rapid vs. final PPP for GPS correction information; Perform and evaluate collections in the following region types: urban, desert, heavy foliage, littoral.