ITD research projects are financially supported primarily through a combination
of commercial and federal funding. Our current and past projects and
programs are organized along a wide variety of areas. Below you can read more information about
all of the research ITD has been involved with.
EPAMonitoring Insect Resistance to Transgenic Corn using Remote Sensing.
Molds and BiopathogensDevelopment of Rapid, Non-Destructive Hyperspectral Imaging Methodology to Measure Fungal Growth and Mycotoxin Contamination.
Solutions NetworkHarvesting research results to develop candidates for transition from research to operations.
Rapid Prototyping CapabilityAssist in providing computational tools to simulate and analyze future NASA data products.
Crop Type AssessmentA Phenological Approach for Mapping Crop Types using Hypertemporal MODIS NDVI Data Products.
Soil MoistureInvestigating the correlation between airborne Short Wave Infrared Imagery and Soil Moisture.
Healthy ForestHyperspectral Data Collection and Analysis in Support of United States Forestry Service’s Threat Assessment Program.
Growth ChamberAdvantages of Growth Chamber for maximum plant production in minimal time.
Crop ResidueMapping Crop Residue using NASA’S Remote Sensing Assets.
Soybean RustSurveillance of Soybean Rust for Crop Security.
Yield PredictionUse of Remotely Sensed Imagery to Improve Yield Estimates.
Wound HealingSensor Development for Assessment of Severity and Healing of Wounds.
Crop Monitoring for Space Monitor Plant Stress In Bioregenerative Advanced Life Support Systems.
Biohazards in Space Cabin Sensor System for Early Detection of Biopathogens in Space Cabin Environment.
Precision AgricultureRemotely sensed data for agricultural applications.
OpthalmologyEye Evaluation Sensor to Support Crew Health.
Food Quality & SafetySensor development to detect spectral signatures associated with unwholesome poultry conditions.
ForensicsHyperspectral Imaging for forensic applications.
As part of our research initiative, we have established remote sensing product development partnerships with
the following industry/government agencies:
the NASA Earth Science Application Directorate,
the National Corn Growers Association,
the National Cotton Council,
the United Soybean Board,
the National Association of Wheat Growers,
the USDA Agriculture Research Service's Poultry Processing And Meat Quality Research Unit in Athens, GA,
USDA-ARS Southern Regional Research Center in New Orleans, LA,
Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC),
John C. Stennis Space Center,
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigators Counter Terrorism task force.