Remote Sensing Solutions is proud to announce that it has been awarded a National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA SBIR Phase I for a Drone-based Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface.
Remote Sensing Solutions (RSS) proposes a novel state-of-the-art technology for enabling drone-based operational measurements of root-zone-soil-moisture (RZSM) at high (~20m) spatial resolution covering approximately 8000 acres/hour.
We directly address the Subtopic goal of “new technologies and innovations” that will help local farmers and local agencies “conserve and use water more efficiently”. RSS is teaming with Prof. Mahta Moghaddam at the University of Southern California (USC) to merge her cutting edge research with RSS’ state-of-the-art technology developed through years of research effort and investment. The result will be a new innovative sensor to deliver frequent maps of soil moisture at the root zone, a capability which does not currently exist and has the potential to greatly improve water management practices and conservation for the agricultural industry.
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Brian Pollard