|Biography:||Lee Hathcock is a Mississippi State alumnus with a degree in Computer Engineering. He earned both his B.S. and M.S. degrees from MSU, and is currently working on a PhD under Dr. J.W. Bruce. He has taught labs for several years as a graduate student, including Embedded Systems, Microprocessors, and Intro to VLSI courses. He originally hails from Stewart, Mississippi.|
2013 Winner of Research Support Award for Mississippi State University Centers and Institutes.
Current projects being worked on include:
Past projects include:
- UAS operations, including piloting and payload design.
- Data handling for land cover classification project.
- Hyperspectral camera calibration routines (post-processing imagery to correct for spectral, spatial, and radiance calibration) for USDA aflatoxin detection project.
- Hurricane debris models, primarily involved in automated download and processing of all data associated with generating damage models associated with hurricane-force winds and rain intensity. Also tweaking the models to improve accuracy and speed of processing.
- Ph.D. Research (Satellite sensor network modeling)
Working on a simulator to model a satellite sensor network (similar to ad-hoc or wireless sensor networks, but applied in space to constellations of satellites).
- Small Satellite project, primarily image processing in MATLAB, for creation of DMC satellite surface reflectance product by cross-correlation to MODIS data. Automation of MODIS processing through Python, effectively recreates what the IPOPP package does (written before the program was available to us, and still being used).
- Balloon tracking project. Work tangentially related to sensor network research with Dr. J.W. Bruce, using Python scripts to parse APRS radio packets received through a Yagi antenna, determine the position, and use a GS-232 antenna controller to keep tracking a balloon. Such a system could, to some degree, emulate a more ad-hoc nature satellite network.
|Research Interest: ||Wireless Sensor Networks|
Probability and Statistics
|Publications: ||Sathishkumar S, Turnage, G., Hathcock, L. A., & Moorhead, R. J., (2016). Mapping of Phragmites Australis in Gulf of Mexico Wetlands Using Small UAS. 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference Proceedings. Tampa, FL: GOMRI. [Abstract] |
Stinson, P. C., Casagrande, L., Turnage, G., Sathishkumar S, Hathcock, L. A., & Moorhead, R. J., (2015). Mapping of Common Reed (Phragmites Australis) Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Gray Level Co-Occurrence Matrix Texture Extraction, and ECognition. Midsouth Aquatic Plant Society Meeting. Mobile, AL.
Van Horn, J. W., Dyer, J., Dash, P., Hathcock, L. A., & Moorhead, R. J., (2015). Potential of Unmanned Aerial Systems Imagery Relative to Landsat-8 Imagery. AAG Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: AAG. [Abstract]
Zarzar, C., Dash, P., Dyer, J., Hathcock, L. A., & Moorhead, R. J., (2015). Development of Spectral-based Classification Schemes Using Unmanned Aerial System Imagery. AAG Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: AAG. [Abstract]
Moorhead, R. J.,, Hathcock, L. A., Rawson, H. A., Kosturock, A. A., Coffey, J. C., Hood, R., Cooten, S. V., & Choate, K. (2014). Using Small Unmanned Aerial Systems to Advance Hydrological Models in Coastal Watersheds. AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA: AGU. U41A-06. [Document Site]
|Total Publications by this Author: 5|