Lei Tian

Director, Illinois Laboratory for Agricultural Remote Sensing

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Research Output

2018

A promising trend for field information collection: An air-ground multi-sensor monitoring system

Zhang, Y., Chen, D., Wang, S. & Tian, L., Jun 2018, In : Information Processing in Agriculture. 5, 2, p. 224-233 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Wearable sensors: Modalities, challenges, and prospects

Heikenfeld, J., Jajack, A., Rogers, J. A., Gutruf, P., Tian, L., Pan, T., Li, R., Khine, M., Kim, J., Wang, J. & Kim, J., Jan 21 2018, In : Lab on a chip. 18, 2, p. 217-248 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2016

Bioproduction engineering: Automation and precision agronomics for sustainable agricultural systems, second edition

Ahamed, T., Noguchi, R., Takigawa, T. & Tian, L., Jan 1 2016, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 274 p.

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

Development of methods to improve soybean yield estimation and predict plant maturity with an unmanned aerial vehicle based platform

Yu, N., Li, L., Schmitz, N., Tian, L. F., Greenberg, J. A. & Diers, B. W., Dec 15 2016, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 187, p. 91-101 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Real-time UAV weed scout for selective weed control by adaptive robust control and machine learning algorithm

Li, L., Fan, Y., Huang, X. & Tian, L., Jan 1 2016, 2016 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, ASABE 2016. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, (2016 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, ASABE 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2015

Additional yaw moment control of a 4WIS and 4WID agricultural data acquisition vehicle

Jiang, D., Li, D., Wang, S., Tian, L. & Yang, L., Jun 24 2015, In : International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. 12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2014

Design and development of a variable ground clearance, variable wheel track self-leveling hillside vehicle power chassis (V2-HVPC)

Gao, Q., Gao, F., Tian, L., Li, L., Ding, N., Xu, G. & Jiang, D., Dec 2014, In : Journal of Terramechanics. 56, p. 77-90 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Development of a 3D ego-motion estimation system for an autonomous agricultural vehicle

Jiang, D., Yang, L., Li, D., Gao, F., Tian, L. & Li, L., May 2014, In : Biosystems Engineering. 121, p. 150-159 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Estimation of soil fertility using collocated cokriging by combining aerial hyperspectral imagery and soil sample data

Yao, H., Tian, L., Wang, G. & Colonna, I., 2014, In : Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 30, 1, p. 113-121 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2013

Bioproduction engineering: A road map of sustainable agricultural practice

Ahamed, T., Takigawa, T., Noguchi, R. & Tian, L., Jan 1 2013, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 247 p.

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

Preharvest monitoring of biomass production

Li, L., Tian, L. & Ahamed, T., Oct 1 2013, Engineering and Science of Biomass Feedstock Production and Provision. Springer New York, Vol. 9781489980144. p. 61-83 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Remote sensing applications of estimating biomass for energy crops: Development of ground-based sensing systems

Ahamed, T., Tian, L., Ryozo, N. & Takigawa, T., Mar 1 2013, Remote Sensing: Techniques, Applications and Technologies. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 31-53 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2012

A new vehicle platform for crop close proximity measurements

Zhao, B., Gao, F. & Tian, L., Mar 26 2012, Advanced Mechanical Design. p. 2376-2379 4 p. (Advanced Materials Research; vol. 479-481).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Cooling wet-pad fan control system of piggery based on Zigbee

Wang, R., Yang, F., Li, M., Tian, L. & Zhang, Y., 2012, Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture V - 5th IFIP TC 5/SIG 5.1 Conference, CCTA 2011, Proceedings. PART 1 ed. Springer New York LLC, p. 147-154 8 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 368 AICT, no. PART 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Development of the reconfigurable data acquisition vehicle for bio-energy crop sensing and management

Xiong, Y., Tian, L., Ahamed, T. & Zhao, B., Jan 12 2012, In : Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions Of the ASME. 134, 1, 015001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Normalized coupling method for multi shafts speed synchronization

Zhao, B., Gao, F. & Tian, L., Apr 5 2012, In : Advanced Materials Research. 468-471, p. 2227-2230 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Normalized coupling method for speed synchronization of multi-axis driving vehicles

Bin, Z., Feng, G. & Tian, L., Aug 10 2012, In : International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. 9, 55.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tower remote-sensing system for monitoring energy crops; image acquisition and geometric corrections

Ahamed, T., Tian, L., Jiang, Y., Zhao, B., Liu, H. & Ting, K. C., Jun 1 2012, In : Biosystems Engineering. 112, 2, p. 93-107 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011

An automated stand-alone in-field remote sensing system (SIRSS) for in-season crop monitoring

Xiang, H. & Tian, L., Aug 1 2011, In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 78, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A review of remote sensing methods for biomass feedstock production

Ahamed, T., Tian, L., Zhang, Y. & Ting, K. C., Jul 1 2011, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 35, 7, p. 2455-2469 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Development of a low-cost agricultural remote sensing system based on an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

Xiang, H. & Tian, L., Feb 1 2011, In : Biosystems Engineering. 108, 2, p. 174-190 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Development of crop close proximity measurements vehicle for Miscanthus

Zhao, B., Tian, L., Ting, K. C. & Zhao, Y., 2011, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2011, ASABE 2011. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Vol. 2. p. 1589-1606 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Method for automatic georeferencing aerial remote sensing (RS) images from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform

Xiang, H. & Tian, L., Feb 1 2011, In : Biosystems Engineering. 108, 2, p. 104-113 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Robust crop and weed segmentation under uncontrolled outdoor illumination

Jeon, H. Y., Tian, L. F. & Zhu, H., Jun 1 2011, In : Sensors. 11, 6, p. 6270-6283 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soybean seeds selection based on computer vision

Wang, R., Zhang, C., Fang, J., Wang, S., Yang, F. & Tian, L., Aug 1 2011, In : Nongye Gongcheng Xuebao/Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering. 27, 8, p. 355-359 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stereovision-based lateral offset measurement for vehicle navigation in cultivated stubble fields

Wang, Q., Zhang, Q., Rovira-Más, F. & Tian, L., Aug 1 2011, In : Biosystems Engineering. 109, 4, p. 258-265 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2010

A method to estimate heading direction for stereovision-based vehicle navigation in open agricultural fields

Wang, Q., Zhang, Q., Rovira-Más, F. & Tian, L., Jan 1 2010, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2010, ASABE 2010. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, p. 835-857 23 p. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2010, ASABE 2010; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Development of stand alone tower remote sensing for energy crops

Ahamed, T., Tian, L., Jiang, Y., Liu, H., Zhao, B. & Ting, K. C., 2010, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2010, ASABE 2010. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Vol. 3. p. 1932-1944 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Measuring particle size distribution using LED-illumination

Jiang, Y., Jeon, H. Y., Tian, L. & Bode, L. E., Mar 1 2010, In : International Journal of Multiphase Flow. 36, 3, p. 193-201 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Optimized simulation method and experimental verification on dynamic analysis of a light truck frame

Gao, F., Xiong, Y., Tian, L., Du, F. & Xu, G., Jun 24 2010, Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2009, DETC2009. p. 695-701 7 p. (Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2009, DETC2009; vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Real-time NDVI measurement using a low-cost panchromatic sensor for a mobile robot platform

Zhao, B., Tian, L. & Ahamed, T., 2010, In : Environmental Control in Biology. 48, 2, p. 73-79 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research on regional spatial variability of soil moisture based on GIS

Fan, Y., Zhang, C., Fang, J. & Tian, L., Jan 1 2010, Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture III: Third IFIP TC 12 International Conference, CCTA 2009, Beijing, China, October 14-17, 2009, Revised Selected Papers. Springer New York LLC, p. 466-470 5 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 317).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Spectral sensing for dry matter biomass estimation of energy crops

Ahamed, T., Tian, L., Gadanah, C., Pinto, F. A. C., Liu, H. & Ting, K. C., Jan 1 2010, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2010, ASABE 2010. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, p. 1956-1970 15 p. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2010, ASABE 2010; vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2009

Automatic ground control point data collection through autonomous mobile robot

Zhang, Y., Gao, F., Tian, L. & Ahamed, T., Dec 1 2009, ICMET'09 - Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology. p. 87-91 5 p. (ICMET'09 - Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Development of auto-hitching navigation system for farm implements using laser range finder

Ahamed, T., Tian, L., Takigawa, T. & Zhang, Y., Sep 1 2009, In : Transactions of the ASABE. 52, 5, p. 1793-1803 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Direct application end effector for a precise weed control robot

Jeon, H. Y. & Tian, L. F., Dec 1 2009, In : Biosystems Engineering. 104, 4, p. 458-464 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Engineering solutions for biomass feedstock production - pre-harvest crop monitoring system

Ahamed, T., Tian, L., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Q., Grift, T. E. & Ting, K. C., 2009, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2009, ASABE 2009. Vol. 3. p. 1618-1631 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Plant specific direct chemical application field robot

Jeon, H. Y., Tian, L., Bode, L., Grift, T. E. & Hager, A. G., Dec 1 2009, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2009, ASABE 2009. p. 692-711 20 p. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2009, ASABE 2009; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Research on precise feeding system of dairy cattle

Fan, Y., Zhang, C., Dong, S. & Tian, L., Sep 1 2009, In : Nongye Jixie Xuebao/Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Machinery. 40, SUPPL. 1, p. 65-68+64

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stereovision system and image processing algorithms for plant specific application

Jeon, H. Y., Tian, L., Grift, T., Bode, L. & Hager, A., Dec 1 2009, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2009, ASABE 2009. p. 147-170 24 p. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2009, ASABE 2009; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2008

INS/GPS integrated navigation for wheeled agricultural robot based on sigma-point kalman filter

Zhang, Y., Gao, F. & Tian, L., Dec 1 2008, 2008 Asia Simulation Conference - 7th International Conference on System Simulation and Scientific Computing, ICSC 2008. p. 1425-1431 7 p. 4675598. (2008 Asia Simulation Conference - 7th International Conference on System Simulation and Scientific Computing, ICSC 2008).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Plant identification in mosaicked crop row images for automatic emerged corn plant spacing measurement

Tang, L. & Tian, L. F., Jan 1 2008, In : Transactions of the ASABE. 51, 6, p. 2181-2191 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Real-time crop row image reconstruction for automatic emerged corn plant spacing measurement

Tang, L. & Tian, L. F., May 1 2008, In : Transactions of the ASABE. 51, 3, p. 1079-1087 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2007

An autonomous helicopter system for aerial image collection

Haitao, X. & Tian, L., Nov 7 2007.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Artificial intelligence controller for automatic multispectral camera parameter adjustment

Xiang, H. & Tian, L., Sep 2007, In : Transactions of the ASABE. 50, 5, p. 1873-1881 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Field-scale surface soil moisture patterns and their relationship to topographic indices

Kaleita, A. L., Hirschi, M. C. & Tian, L. F., Mar 1 2007, In : Transactions of the ASABE. 50, 2, p. 557-564 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Monitoring crop growth by seasonal multi-spectral image data

Xiang, H. & Tian, L., Nov 8 2007.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2006

Development of autonomous unmanned helicopter based agricultural remote sensing system

Xiang, H. & Tian, L., Dec 1 2006.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Real-time multispectral remote sensing system with high spatial and temporal resolution

Xiang, H. & Tian, L., Dec 1 2006, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment 2005. p. 287-296 10 p. (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - 20th Biennial Workshop on Aerial Photography, Videography, and High Resolution Digital Imagery for Resource Assessment 2005).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution