31st May 2020*
*unless filled earlier
This PhD project will focus on the development of a hyperspectral imaging sensor for a new stratospheric drone platform, also known as a high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS). The PhD is part of a larger research project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Scheme and in collaboration with the British Ordnance Survey and Astigan (https://astigan.uk/), a company which is developing the HAPS platform. The PhD project will assess/analyse aspects of sensor integration, fusion with GNSS/IMU position and attitude data, georeferencing, data storage and transmission, and environmental impacts on sensor data quality. Applications of hyperspectral remote sensing from the HAPS platform include ecosystem monitoring, precision agriculture, forest management, disaster response, and Antarctic science. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be involved in a state-of-the-art project, and to be part of the TerraLuma research group (https://terraluma.net/) at the University of Tasmania advancing drone remote sensing. The PhD project comes with a funded PhD scholarship and operational support for equipment, airborne testing, and travel. Application from those with foundations in a range of disciplines are welcome! Applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Arko Lucieer (Arko.Lucieer@utas.edu.au) before submitting an application.
The following eligibility criteria apply:
Candidates from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds are eligible to apply.
Please see the following web page for entry requirements: https://www.utas.edu.au/research/degrees/what-is-a-research-degree
The following criteria will be used to competitively assess applicants for this project/scholarship:
Applicants who require more information or are interested in this specific project should first contact the listed Supervisor. Information and guidance on the application process can be found on the Apply Now webpage.
Information about scholarships is available on the Scholarships webpage.
Please contact Arko Lucieer for more information.