Lei Tian

Director, Illinois Laboratory for Agricultural Remote Sensing

19972018
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Research Output 1997 2018

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

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
monitoring system
sensors (equipment)
Wireless sensor networks
Remote sensing

Wearable sensors: Modalities, challenges, and prospects

Heikenfeld, J., Jajack, A., Rogers, J., Gutruf, P., Tian, L., Pan, T., Li, R., Khine, M., Kim, J., Wang, J. & Kim, J., Jan 1 2018, In : Lab on a chip. 18, 2, p. 217-248 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Technology
Technology Transfer
Software
Innovation
Skin
2016
Automation
Agriculture
Renewable Energy
Technology
Decision Making

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

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
soybean
Throughput
soybeans
phenotype

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

Weed control
artificial intelligence
Robust control
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Learning algorithms
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

Data acquisition
Wheels
Crops
Control systems
Gages
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

Chassis
Wheels
Axles
Power transmission
Crops

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

Ego
Motion estimation
Mean square error
Poaceae
heading

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

Antennas
Soils
Mean square error
Interpolation
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/ReportBook

Renewable Energy
renewable energy sources
Agriculture
engineering
agriculture

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

Biomass
remote sensing
biomass production
energy crops
monitoring

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

Crops
Remote sensing
Biomass
Range finders
Radiation
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

Distance measurement
Crops
Remote sensing
Data acquisition
Satellites

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

Wang, R., Yang, F., Li, M., Tian, L. & Zhang, Y., Jan 1 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

ZigBee
Cooling
Temperature
Humidity
Fault

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

Crops
Data acquisition
Wheels
Gages
Maneuverability

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

Synchronization

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

Synchronization
Wheels
Four wheel steering

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

energy crop
Image acquisition
energy crops
cameras
Towers
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

Crops
remote sensing
Remote sensing
crop
Monitoring

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

feedstocks
Feedstocks
remote sensing
Remote sensing
Biomass

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

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
remote sensing
Remote sensing
glyphosate
Costs and Cost Analysis

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

Miscanthus
crops
wheels
feedstocks
remote sensing

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

Geographic Mapping
georeferencing
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
cameras
geocoding

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

crops
Lighting
Crops
illumination
Plant Weeds

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

computer vision
Soybeans
Computer vision
Seed
Seeds

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

stubble
navigation
Navigation
cameras
Cameras
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

methodology
Direction compound
Research
research equipment
Equipment and Supplies

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

energy crops
remote sensing
cameras
Poaceae
Lenses

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

particle size distribution
Particle size analysis
Light emitting diodes
sprayers
light emitting diodes

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

Dynamic analysis
Trucks
Modal analysis
Dynamic response
Experiments

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

robots
sensors (equipment)
animal communication
normalized difference vegetation index
plant growth

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

Soil
Moisture
Farmland
Moisture content
Factors

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

energy crops
cameras
Biomass
Poaceae
grasses
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

Mobile robots
Robots
Image acquisition
Remote sensing
Navigation

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

Range finders
Navigation systems
tractors
automobiles
Farms

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

Weed control
Weed Control
robots
weed control
Herbicides

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

energy crops
feedstocks
cameras
Biomass
remote sensing

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

robots
Robotics
weeds
Lighting
computer vision

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dairies
dairy cattle
Radio Frequency Identification Device
Research
Equipment and Supplies

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

image analysis
neural networks
Soil
Lighting
lighting
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

Inertial navigation systems
Extended Kalman filters
Kalman filters
Global positioning system
Navigation

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

Zea mays
Crops
spacing
maize
spatial distribution

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

Computer-Assisted Image Processing
Image reconstruction
Zea mays
Crops
spacing
2007

An autonomous helicopter system for aerial image collection

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

helicopters
Aircraft
Helicopters
Printed circuit boards
Software

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

artificial intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
controllers
Lighting
cameras
Geographic Mapping
georeferencing
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Navigation systems
Antennas

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

Soil moisture
Moisture
Soil
soil moisture
moisture

Monitoring crop growth by seasonal multi-spectral image data

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Crops
Remote sensing
remote sensing
corn
Monitoring
2006

Development of autonomous unmanned helicopter based agricultural remote sensing system

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

helicopters
Aircraft
remote sensing
cameras
Agriculture

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

Remote sensing
Cameras
Trajectories
CCD cameras
Calibration