Sensors for Earth observation from UAVs and space platforms

Roy Hughes talking to audience

Dr Roy Hughes from the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) presented a SpaceNet lunch talk on “Sensors for Earth observation from UAVs and space platforms” on Thursday 24th March.

Dr Hughes is a defence research scientist in Maritime Division of DSTG and leads the Unmanned Systems Advanced Sensors and Payloads activity within the branch.

You can download the slides from the talk here.

Dr Roy Hughes

Dr Hughes holds several degrees which includes a B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD in theoretical, chemical and experimental physics; applied mathematics and imaging science; and hyperspectral and imaging optics respectively. Current research includes the development and exploitation of passive and active advanced optical and electronic sensor technologies, and imaging systems for UAV and UUV platforms providing support to maritime capability. Previous research has included development of a 3-D imaging Lidar system, specialised imaging systems, a role in the development of the Australian Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) program and its subsequent evolution.

He currently leads a joint Australian-US defence research project. He has also undertaken a DSTO long-term exchange to the USAF laboratories, and is an Australian national representative to a multinational defence committee. He holds adjunct appointments as Professor in Physics at QUT, as well as Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics at UNSW, a member of the OSA and AOS.