Austin M. Jensen Ph.D.

Austin Jensen

Austin Jensen is a research engineer at the Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL) at Utah State University (USU). For the last 8 years, he has played a major part in creating the unmanned aerial system (UAS) program at USU and in developing an autonomous UAS remote sensing platform called AggieAir ( Part of his role has been in creating and running a service center at the UWRL, which flies AggieAir regularly to capture multispectral aerial imagery for applications in precision agriculture, tracking of invasive wetlands plant species, monitoring of in-stream fish habitat, etc. The service center also focuses on processing the imagery to create orthorectified mosaics and simplified, actionable information. Austin has also played a major roll in many research areas including autopilot navigation for radio localization, processing and calibrating thermal imagery, and aircraft state estimation.