ISPRS Technical Commission I

Sensor Systems


With a view to the new ISPRS commission structure, Technical Commission I Sensor Systems External Link is concerned with the design, construction, characterization, calibration and use of imaging and non-imaging sensors, sensor systems and sensor networks for photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information science. This includes the development of new and innovative technological concepts, yet likewise models and methods to optimally exploit, calibrate and thoroughly evaluate new sensors, networks and single sensor components.

The recent years were characterized by rapid developments in various fields of sensor technology, design of smart sensor networks, small un-manned platforms (UAS) and new satellite imaging concepts or satellite constellations, respectively. This includes the sector of – often low-cost – industrial imaging sensors and likewise the development of highly sophisticated and specialized sensors for Earth Observation, thereby covering multiple modes of active or passive sensor technology and various scales of imaging.


Stefan Hinz, PresidentStefan Hinz
KIT – Campus South
Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF)
76128 Karlsruhe
+49 721 608 42314



Raul Queiroz Feitosa, Vice-PresidentRaul Queiroz Feitosa
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Department of Electrical Engineering
r. Marquês de São Vicente, 225
22451-900 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
+55 21 3527 1212
+55 21 3527 1232



Boris Jutzi, SecretaryBoris Jutzi
KIT – Campus South
Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (IPF)
76128 Karlsruhe
+49 721 608 46993


Terms of Reference

  • Innovative and integrated UAS-oriented sensor and (small) platform concepts
  • Systems and methods for terrestrial and mobile mapping in complex indoor and outdoor environments
  • Small and low-cost active sensing (micro-LIDAR and -RADAR sensors)
  • Design and realization of sensors and constellations for digital aerial and spaceborne missions for Earth observation
  • Geometric and radiometric properties, quality standards, and factors affecting data quality
  • Benchmark definition, calibration and evaluation of imaging and non-optical imaging sensors
  • Integrated platform guidance, navigation, direct georeferencing (positioning and orientation) and integrated sensor orientation
  • On-board (pre-)processing and concepts for embedded systems

Commission Advisory Board

Antonio Tomaselli, Brazil (
Clive Fraser, Australia (
Franz Meyer, USA (



The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. The Society operates without any discrimination on grounds of race, religion, nationality, or political philosophy.

Our Contact

Leibniz University Hannover
Institute of Photogrammetry and GeoInformation
Nienburger Str. 1
D-30167 Hannover