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Service/Purpose

The SWSL facility is the base for deployable systems such as the drone mounted and terrestrial Lidar, Multispectral and Hyperspectral, Optical, Thermal and IR cameras and traditional survey equipment to generate baseline and time-sensitive data on land surface processes during snow and snow-free seasons to transform the observation of Canadian waters by detecting changes in water quantity and quality at high resolutions.

Benefits of SWSL data:
• New capabilities for measuring and forecasting water quality and quantity.
• Increased ability to predict the threat of disaster from floods and droughts.
• Information for communities and industries to reduce and manage their flood risk.
• Information for farmers and ranchers to manage drought impacts on food production.
• New opportunities to develop environmental technologies in Canada.

Lab Capabilities
• Data Collection (UAV/Sensors)
• Data Processing and Storage
• 3d Printing and Scanning

Location

University of Saskatchewan

Facility Lead

Alistair Wallace

Primary Contacts

NameRoleContact Information
John PomeroyPIEmail: john.pomeroy@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-1426
Alistair WallaceManagerE-mail: alistair.wallace@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-8532

Fee for Service

Deployable Systems

RefItemDeployed AtUnitInternal Rate *External Rate **Commercial Rate ***
SWSL-DS-1Drone: DJI M600 Pro

Sensors:
Riegl Mini Vux-1
Sony RGB

Sensor Description:
Lidar Mapping unit with Integrated Sony 24mp camera

Capabilities:
Class 1 laser product capable of producing 100,000 shots per second in a 360 degree field of view. IMU data is 200 hz. Data is post processed in Applanix and Riegl softwares. Products include .las files that are elevation colored, Intensity scale or RGB colorized.

Wavelength:
905nm,
380nm-740nm
per day$1,000$1,200$1,400
SWSL-DS-2Drone: DJI M600 Pro

Sensors:
Corning Hyperspectral Camera

Sensor Description:
Push-broom Line Imaging Spectrometer

Capabilities:
Produces continuous imaging of narrow spectral bands over a spectral range

Wavelength:
400nm-1000nm
per day$800$960$1,120
SWSL-DS-3Drone: DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Sensors:
RGB camera

Sensor Description:
Hasselblad 20mp camera

Capabilities:
Still imagery and video files are created using the 20MP camera. Products are jpeg and MP3 files

Wavelength:
400nm-700nm
per day$200$240$280
SWSL-DS-4Drone: eBee RTK

Sensors:
Soda

Sensor Description:
Aerial RGB Photogrammetry camera

Capabilities:
Aerial photos that can be used in the SfM softwares to produce data files capable of producing DEM through external software packages

Wavelength:
380nm-740nm
per day$300$360$420
SWSL-DS-5Drone: eBee X

Sensors:
3D Soda,
Duet T, and
S110 NIR

Sensor Description:
Gimbal Aerial RGB Photogrammetry camera, Dual Aerial RGB Photgrammetry and thermal mapping camera / 12mp Canon near infrared (NIR) band camera

Capabilities:
Thermal, NIR and RGB images are produced and avalable for post processing. Flight time up to 75 min.

Wavelength:
380nm-740nm, 7.5µm-12.5µm, G-550nm R-625nm NIR-850nm
per day$300$360$420
SWSL-DS-6Drone: eBee X

Sensors:
Duet T

Sensor Description:
Dual Aerial RGB Photogrammetry and thermal mapping camera

Capabilities:
Thermal and RGB Images are collected and are processed using the Pix4D software

Wavelength:
7.5µm-12.5µm
per day$300$360$420
SWSL-DS-7Drone: ALTA X

Sensors:
Riegl MiniVux-2UAV/ Sony Alpha 7RIII /TetraCam Multispectral with thermal Camera

Sensor Description:
Lidar Mapping unit with Integrated Sony 42mp camera and a Multispectral 6 narrow band camera array with thermal camera option

Capabilities:
Class 1 laser produce capable of producing 200,000 shots per second in a 360 degree field of view. IMU data is 200 hz. Data is post processed in Applanix and Riegl softwares. Products include .las files that are elevation colored, Intensity scale or RGB colorized

Wavelength:
905nm, 380nm-740nm / 450nm-1000nm / 7.5µm-13.5µm
per day$1,500$1,800$2,100
SWSL-DS-8G16 Leica Base station with Roverper day$100$120$140
SWSL-DS-9Technician required (x2)per day$1,000$1,200$1,400
SWSL-DS-10Lidar data processing per day$750$900$1,050
SWSL-DS-11Imagery/colorization of lidar /DEM generationper day$375$450$525
SWSL-DS-12Hand held 3d scanner (in lab use)per day$25$30$35
SWSL-DS-13Statasys F370 3D printer includes materialper day$300$360$420