Scout Aerial was engaged in a research project to develop an algorithm to detect clandestine graves.

CLIENT: A leading University in partnership with the Australian Federal Police 

When a body breaks down, the liver toxins poison the vegetation and stunt its growth, so the vegetation surrounding a mass grave can provide useful clues. Detection is based on multispectral analysis of sometimes difficult-to-access sites, identifying anomalies in the ground cover that can point us to unknown grave sites. 

The trial was performed at a classified ‘body farm’ where multiple operations over long periods of time were conducted to analyse trends and build a solid framework for machine learning development. 


Related Use Cases:

Weed Mapping

Understanding and control of weed growth is crucial to maintaining productivity gains and sustainable herbicide use.


Precision Agriculture

Multispectral sensors are used to assess crop health, identify disease, monitor drainage, and more. 

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