About the Aerial Multispectral Imagery Capstone

The Aerial Multispectral Imagery capstone seeks to develop a novel method for assessing and monitoring the risk of eutrophication in small bodies of water using UAV-based multispectral imagery. This approach will take into account the risk of fertilizer runoff into the water body using photogrammetry or LiDAR-based elevation modeling paired with multispectral-based fertilizer concentration estimates. Additionally, multispectral data will be used to characterize surface vegetation within the water body. With regular measurement, the combination of these data will lead to a comprehensive view of the local system and will serve to inform future environmental activity around the water body, such as fertilizer placement and timing.

Our Team:

Isaac J. Miller

Isaac J. Miller

Head of Signal Processing

Isaac is on track to earn a double major in Chemistry (ACS-Certified) and Engineering (ABET-Accredited) and a minor in Mathematics in the Spring of 2020. He aspires to push the boundaries of the human presence in outer space and has experience in automation and data processing. He also does research in the spectroscopy of cold molecules and has recently been published in the Journal of Chemical Physics (DOI 10.1063/1.5009908) and is the first author of a publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A (DOI 10.1021/acs.jpca.8b12576).

Zack deBey

Zack deBey

Media Coordinator

Zack is junior in JMU’s engineering program. He has become heavily involved with the MADE over the past 2 years, giving tours to prospective students as well as opting-in to mentor first-year engineering students as part of the MADE Leadership Program. His interests in this project involve the possibilities at the intersection of data processing and hardware electronic integration. He is fascinated to use technology in meaningful ways to suit the end user.

Justyn Girdner

Justyn Girdner

Editor

Justyn is passionate about fostering meaningful interpersonal connections and works to do this by leading a smallgroup in InterVarsity. He has been involved in Electroencephalography research since his first year at JMU and has presented at ASEE-SE and contributed to multiple publications. When he’s not writing about himself in the third person or working on the above, Justyn can be found strumming the guitar or working on other engineering projects.

Ernie Benner

Ernie Benner

Team Manager

Ernest Benner proposed this project as an expansion of a previous capstone project. He wants to work as a data scientist in the future and is excited to apply machine learning techniques to analyze gathered data. He is currently working as a research assistant studying wearable computers for physical therapy.

Dominic Coradazzi

Dominic Coradazzi

Platform/Sensor Integration, Hardware

JMU Class of 2020

Dominic is a 4th year JMU student majoring in Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Robotics. He is looking forward to broadening his skill set and experience through being involved in as many facets of the Aerial Multispectral Imagery capstone as possible. Outside of class time, Dominic can commonly be found in the bottom floor of Madison Union, TDU, playing pool or catching up on sleep in the recliner lounge.

Brian Schieber

Brian Schieber

Platform/Sensor Integration Manager

JMU Class of 2020

Brian is a 5th year Engineering major at JMU. He switched majors from Computer Science to Engineering and has lots of hands on experience in fabrication and electronics. He is pursuing a minor in Robotics and has taken several classes involving drones in the past. He worked on a similar project last year in his multi-discipline drone class. Brian is usually found in the Fabrication Lab (0107) as he is a TA.

Parth Patel

Parth Patel

Post processing/ Analysis sub-team manager

Parth is a junior at James Madison University. He graduated recently from Blue Ridge Community College with an associate in science and is on track to earn a Bachelor in Engineering(ABET-Accredited). His main interests are electrical systems and software development. His interest in the project includes the development of software and integrated electrical and mechanical system.   

 

     

Jacob Ortiz

Jacob Ortiz

Software Development

JMU Class of 2020

Jacob is a Junior Engineering Student (ABET) at James Madison University. He has work experience at Neustar, Inc. and Appian Corporation as an intern. He has begun cultivating skills in database management, deploying applications using Kubernetes, automating IT infrastructure on Chef, and network mitigation from DOS attacks. Jacob strives for excellence and plans to widen his skill set to machine learning programs on the Aerial Multispectral Imagery capstone team

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Top Concepts

Top Concepts

Figure 1: Bio-inspired fixed-wing platform The concept shown in Figure 1 uses elements from TRIZ and biomimicry to create a lightweight, versatile platform. The important aspects of this design is the foam-core construction, which was influenced by TRIZ methodology,...

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Conceptual Generation and Evaluation

Conceptual Generation and Evaluation

Concept Generation The beginning of the concept generation process involved brainstorming multiple solutions in the different subsystems of the UAS (Unmanned Aerial System). For example, this illustration (Figure 1) shows three concepts that exist within the structure...

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