Filippo Bandini

  • Bygningstorvet, 115, 250

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby

    Denmark

20142021

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PhD in Environmental Monitoring with Unmanned Airborne Vehicles

Filippo is a PostDoctoral researcher at DTU Environment in the Air, Land and Water Resources section (ALW).  He teaches, supervises students and researches remote sensing with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). His PhD was focused on the development and application of new sensing techniques for UAVs platforms, targeting hydraulic variables in surface water bodies. He designed, validated and applied microwave and acoustic techniques to measure orthometric water level (water surface elevation) and bathymetry in rivers and lakes. He initiated development of a UAV-borne water surface velocity sensing technique that, together with level and depth, will enable estimation of river discharge. He applied the developed techniques in different hydrologic systems in Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Mexico.

He is currently also evaluating new remote sensing methods to estimate water leakages in water distribution pipes, including thermal and microwave UAV-borne remote sensing.

 

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Licensed pilot to fly drones over populated areas. 

Language Skills:
English
Italian
Spanish
dansk

 

Research areas

  • Six years’ experience in developing and integrating software and hardware of new sensors for developing UAV-borne payloads
  • Six years’ experience in analysing UAV-borne datasets, including radar, sonar, LIDAR, thermal, multispectral and optical images.
  • Supervision of the start-up “Caelimetrics”, which resulted to be the winner of the first prize (200 000 DKK) in the DTU Xtech competition for university spinoff companies.
  • Project leader of the VIS (Vand Innovation SMV’er) project ”Kortlægning af søer, vandløb og bassiner med dronebåret georadar”
  • Authorized pilot for flying UAVs (up to 25 kg) in Danish populated areas, with more than +800 recorded flight hours.

Keywords

  • User defined:
  • Water level
  • water leaks in distribution pipes
  • Drones
  • UAVs
  • bathymetry
  • thermal imaging
  • multispectral imaging
  • microwave remote sensing
  • discharge

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