Research News

AIR Unveils High Power Input Coupler Prototype

On March 18, 2020, two sets of prototypes of 1.3GHz high-powered input coupler developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) have passed all types of tests organized by the experts of the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SAR) under CAS, marking AIR has become a leading player in China that has a mastery of coupler R&D in terms of key technologies and whole-chain manufacturing process.

Mar 30, 2020

AIR Conducts Aerial Remote Sensing Experiment

The year 2020 is crucial for the project of Airborne Remote Sensing System, a national key S&T infrastructure underway. Two remote sensing aircraft equipped with dozens of advanced remote sensing equipment, and high-performance ground data processing systems, the system is expected to be China’s state-of-the-art aerial system once completed.

Mar 30, 2020

CropWatch Bulletin Releases Crop Production Outlook under the Shadow of Locusts

The latest issue of CropWatch Bulletin, a quarterly report published by the CropWatch research team from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was released on February 29 to provide comprehensive description on world-wide crop conditions between October 2019 and January 2020, and insights on the crop production outlook for 2020.

Mar 05, 2020

CAS Scientists Assess Risk of Desert Locust Invasion to China, Based on Remote Sensing Monitoring

A research team led by Prof. HUANG Wenjiang and Dr. DONG Yingying from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has tracked the migration path of the Desert Locust and make a detailed analysis on the possibility of the Desert Locust invasion of China. The research combines multi-source Earth Observation data (including GF series in China, MODIS and Landsat series in US, and Sentinel series in EU), meteorological data, field data, and self-developed models and algorithms for Desert Locust monitoring and forecasting based on the Digital Earth Science Platform developed by AIR.

Feb 25, 2020

Progress in China-Mymmar Joint Remote Sensing Survey and Mapping of Bagan World Heritage Site

At the invitation of the Department of Archaeology and National Museum (Bagan Branch), the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, Myanmar, the DBAR-Heritage World Natural and Cultural Heritage Working Group(WG) carried out the UAV-based optical remote sensing survey in Bagan World Heritage Site from December 25, 2019 to January 6, 2020. During the period of field work, with the support of Myanmar, the Chinese scientific research team carried out 17 UAV flights which covered about 1000 kilometers of flight lines and 240 square kilometers of heritage area, and obtained approximately 266 GB of raw aerial remote sensing data with ground sample distance better than 10 cm.

Feb 19, 2020