WASP Lite

About WASP Lite

WASP Lite has been designed to be an ultraportable, specialized version of our WASP system.

It can be flown in a Cessna aircraft, in a fixed configuration, unlike WASP's gimballing configuration. It was designed from the outset to be smaller and less expensive than the WASP system, allowing it to be more flexible in other ways. It also has a positioning system designed in house to keep cost and size down.

WASP-Lite: This image shows the system with mounted filters for specific applications, e.g., narrow-band indices for vegetation assessment or target detectionWASP-Lite: This image shows the system with mounted filters for specific applications, e.g., narrow-band indices for vegetation assessment or target detection WASP Lite: The WASP-Lite system was designed with mobility in mind. The system boasts five (400-900nm) tunable cameras for application-specific research, as well as thermal and RGB camerasWASP Lite: The WASP-Lite system was designed with mobility in mind. The system boasts five (400-900nm) tunable cameras for application-specific research, as well as thermal and RGB cameras



Instruments

WASP Lite consists of seven cameras: Six sensors are of the unfiltered panchromatic type. These cameras are intended to have an appropriate filter screwed on before an observation. These filters can very easily be replaced before each flight to allow for more flexible observation capabilities and to allow for many different applications. There is also a longwave infrared/thermal microbolometer.

Imagery

The following series of images was taken by WASP Lite's infrared camera during several flights over a fire, showing its changes over time.

Fire sequence: Sequence of infrared images taken over a fire by WASP LiteFire sequence: Sequence of infrared images taken over a fire by WASP Lite