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The mission of the Center for Applications of Remote Sensing (CARS) is to facilitate the collection and analysis of remotely sensed data for projects sponsored by state, federal, private and non-for-profit agencies and organizations. In addition to pursuing grants and contracts, CARS faculty and staff support undergraduate and graduate instruction involving remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS).

Research Facility

CARS is housed in a 400 square foot facility and a UAS lab with multiple computer stations and software for image processing. CARS field equipment includes unmanned aerial system (UAS) aircrafts, field spectroradiometers and surveying grade GPS's.


Over years, CARS has collaborated with various federal, state and local research entities, NGO's and businesses on a wide range of projects. Our partners include:


  • ConocoPhillips
  • Oklahoma Conservation Commission
  • Oklahoma Department of Transportation
  • Oklahoma Grand River Dam Authority
  • Oklahoma Mesonet
  • Oklahoma Office of State Finance
  • Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


  • Aggie Minion Fix Wing
  • AccuPAR PAR/LAI Ceptometer
  • ASD FieldSpec3 Spectroradiometer LP80
  • GPS ( Trimble GeoXH 2008, GeoXH 200, GeoXT, Garmin Juno)
  • IPads Gen 2
  • UAS: DJI Phantom 4 Pro, Phantom 3 Pro, DJI Standard, Solo 3 DR Quadcopter, IRIS+3DR GoPro Hero 3 Quadcopters, X8+3DR Quadcopter
  • MicaSense Multispectral Sensor
  • Large Format Scanner


  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Agisoft Metashape
  • ArcGIS
  • IDRISI TerrSet
  • Pix4D Mapper
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