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AHS Research

Systematic evaluation of airborne hyper-spectral scanning data for aerial archaeology

The main objective of this LBI ArchPro research topic is to systematically evaluate Airborne Hyper-Spectral (AHS) or Airborne Imaging Spectroscopy (AIS) data for archaeology. Selected sample-regions within the case study areas are repeatedly covered by various sensors. The combined GIS-based interpretation of the acquired data focusses on evaluating the most suitable spectral band combinations for archaeological interpretation depending on the mission parameters (sensor type, acquisition date, resolution, target objects, etc.).

 Data acquisition and systematic evaluation concentrate on selected subareas, which also are fully covered by geophysical prospection in order to evaluate the success rate of AIS by providing an independent control measure. Selected sample-regions within the case study areas are repeatedly coverd by various messurments. During the flights, the latest technological devices are tested; simultaneously conducted ground based mesurements with a Spectrometer are important for calibration process.