OSU was first public entity in Oregon to receive a COA
◦ Initial COA flight in 2012
◦ 25 active COAs
◦ 5 pending COAs
◦ Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Montana, Oklahoma
◦ UAS flights in Turkey, Indonesia, and Mexico
Dedicated to UAS flights for remote sensing
◦ Earth and Oceanic Sciences
◦ Fish and Wildlife
◦ Search and Rescue
Grass Seed Certification, Willamette Valley, OR
Fiber Optic Cable Measurements – John Day River, OR
Swiss Needle Cast – Western Oregon, OR
Mangrove Health- Cozumel, Mexico
Salmon Surveys – South Umpqua River, OR
Burn Severity Mapping – Corvallis, OR
Biomass Grinding Estimation – Eugene, OR
Digital Modeling of Forest Canopy Structure – Siberut, Indonesia
Fiber Optic Cable Measurements – Hermiston, OR
Biomass Volume Measurements- Frasier, CO
Swiss Needle Cast – Blodgett, OR
Wildfire Burn Severity – Warm Springs, OR
Vineyard Vigor Mapping - Amity, OR
Golden Eagle Habitat - Warm Springs, OR
Forest Regeneration Survey – Oregon
Tyler, S., J. Selker, C. Higgins, and M.G. Wing. In press. CTEMPs begins support of unmanned aerial systems for
earth science investigators. EOS.
Wing, M.G., J. Burnett, J. Brungardt, D. Dobler, and V. Cordell. In press. Search and rescue operations with an
unmanned helicopter. International Journal of Remote Sensing Applications.
Beck, S.J.C., M.J. Olsen, J. Sessions, and M.G. Wing. In press. Automated extraction of forest road network geometry
from aerial LiDAR. European Journal of Forest Engineering.
Gülci, N., A.E. Akay, O. Erdaş, H.H. Acar, and M.G. Wing. In press. Controlled sliding of logs downhill by chute
system integrated with portable winch and synthetic rope. Journal of the Faculty of Forestry Istanbul University.
Simwanda, M., J. Sessions, K. Boston, and M.G. Wing. In press. Modeling biomass transport on single lane forest
roads. Forest Science.
Wing, M.G., K. Brown, D.C. Godwin, P.D. Ries, and R. Emanuel. In press. Land cover transitions and forest spatial
patterns within four developing Oregon communities. International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS.
Wing, M.G. and J. Long. In press. A 25-year history of spatial and temporal trends in wildfire activity in Oregon and
Washington, U.S.A. Modern Applied Science.
Edson, C. and M.G. Wing. In press. LiDAR elevation and DEM errors in forested settings. Modern Applied Science.
Wing, M.G., J. Burnett, S. Johnson, A. Akay, and J. Sessions. 2014. A low-cost unmanned aerial system for remote
sensing of forested landscapes. International Journal of Remote Sensing 4(3): 113-120. doi:
Wing, M.G., J. Burnett, and J. Sessions. 2014. Remote sensing and unmanned aerial system technology for
monitoring and quantifying forest fire impacts. International Journal of Remote Sensing Applications 4(1): 18-35.
Craven, M. and M.G. Wing. 2014. Applying airborne LiDAR for forested road geomatics. Scandinavian Journal of
Forest Research 29(2): 174-182.
Frank, J. and M.G. Wing. 2014. Balancing horizontal accuracy and data collection efficiency with mapping-grade GPS
receivers. Forestry 87(3): 389-397.
Akay, A.E., M.G. Wing, and J. Sessions. 2014. Estimating sediment reduction cost for low-volume forest roads using
a LiDAR-derived high-resolution DEM. The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering 9(1): 52-57.
Wing, M.G., J. Burnett, J. Sessions, J. Brungardt, V. Cordell, D. Dobler, and D. Wilson. 2013. Eyes in the sky: Remote
sensing technology development using small unmanned aircraft systems. Journal of Forestry 111(5): 341-347.
Frank, J. and M.G. Wing. 2013. Differential GPS effectiveness in measuring area and perimeter in forested settings.
Measurement Science and Technology 24(10): 105801.
Wing, M.G., M. Craven, J. Sessions, & J. Wimer. 2013. LiDAR-derived DEM and raw height comparisons along profile
corridor gradients within a forest. Journal of Geographic Information System 5(2): 109-116.
Over 20 demos and presentations in 2014/2015
◦ K-12, Higher Education, Conferences, and Legislators
Pilot’s exam test preparation
◦ OSU faculty and students (May 2015, 26 attendees)
◦ Oregon / Washington first applied UAS workshop (May 4,
◦ 3-day NSF UAS CTEMPS (June 23-25, 2015)
◦ Upcoming: 2-day UAS fundamentals (Sep. 24-25, 2015)
UAS Geomatics (FE 432 / 532), Fall 2015
◦ First UAS applications course at OSU
Elk Surveys (Western Oregon)
Grass Seed Flights (Willamette Valley, OR)
Vineyard Flights (Mosel Valley, Germany)
Forest Inventory (Rwanda, Africa)
Golden Eagle Habitat (Warm Springs, OR)
Wheat Surveys (Hermiston, OR)
Tree Seedlings (Dorena Tree Genetics site, OR)
FAA UAS COE flights