EO Lab

Earth Observation Lab

The Earth Observation Lab covers all observational scales, from satellite via airborne remote sensing with drones and micro light aircrafts to ground-truthing with distributed wireless environmental sensor networks.

Remote sensing data can be used for innumerable applications across a variety of academic disciplines. Key applications addressed by the EO-Lab include; precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, terrain modelling, soil analysis, structural health, civil engineering, surveying, and traffic analysis. The EO Lab also has a strong focus on the collection and analysis of ultra-high spatial resolution hyperspectral datasets using Unmanned Aerial Systems in conjunction with Universities’ Drone Lab.

The EO-Lab high-performance computing cluster tackles the following issues of efficient management of large amounts of data, post-processing of hyper- and multispectral data, image processing and analysis, data-mining, feature recognition and extraction as well as machine learning.


OLGA: Observational Light Aircraft for Geoscience Applications, Gyrocopter AutoGyro MTOsport

High-performance computing cluster

Ocean Optics Point Spectrometers:

  • 3x Red Tide USB650 (350-1000nm)
  • 1x Flame (190-1100nm)
  • 1x Flame NIR (950-1650nm)

Digital Cameras:

  • 2x Panasonic Lumix GX8 (20 MP)
  • 1x Panasonic Lumix GX1 (16 MP)

Hyperspectral Cameras:

  • Specim FX10 (Pushbroom, 400-1000 nm)
  • Specim FX17 (Pushbroom, 900-1700 nm)

Hyperspectral camera assembly  (Pushbroom, 400-950 nm):

  • In-house development
  • Photon Focus MV1-D1312IE-100-G2-12
  • Specim Imspector v10 Spectrograph

XSens MTi-G-700 IMU

"Field Scanner" for outdoor  hyperspectral imaging

Scanner for indoor hyperspectral imaging


02 02 505

Opening Times

By appointment

Lab Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Becker



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Becker