The GatorEye XL is a key component of a pending long-term multi-institutional academic-industry-government partnership and is directed and managed by Dr. Almeyda Zambrano, who also leads mission logistics, data pre-processing, and quality control. Look for exciting news and updates in early 2021 on the GatorEye XL program and systems, which will push global boundaries and technology. Dr. Broadbent supports the vision in new hardware and workflow development for efficient large-area multi-sensor data collection.
Figure 1. In development GatorEye XL flight platform, featuring a 4.7 m wingspan, with VTOL capabilities, and flight times exceeding 8 hours with an 8 kg payload.