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The Use of UAVs in Precision Agriculture. By: Bryce Payne. What’s a UAV?.

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What s a uav
What’s a UAV?

  • is an acronym for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which is defined as a powered, aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recoverable, and can carry a lethal or nonlethal payload. (U.S. Department of Defense)


Benefits
Benefits

  • Less manpower required

  • Less maintenance

  • More flexible

  • Capable of doing jobs that are hard, repetitive, and dangerous.


Current use
Current Use

  • Survey

    • Aerial photos

    • NDVI

    • Thermal images


Uavs in agriculture
UAVs in Agriculture

Im IV-A

Pteryx UAV

CropCam


Cropcam
Cropcam

  • image-on-demand and is an inexpensive alternative to satellite, or, flying an airplane over a field.

  • provide images of crops, drainage, environmental, spraying, precision agriculture, etc.

  • http://www.cropcam.com/


Pteryx uav
Pteryx UAV

  • flying multiple missions per day without reprogramming the autopilot

  • ability to rearrange camera head interior with minimal effort

  • single button operation

  • no need for groundstation

  • enclosing the camera for better protection against dirt

  • ability to accommodate most powerful compact digital camera models, weight range 200...1000g

  • http://www.trigger.pl/pteryx/index.php


Potential
Potential

  • UAV Sprayers

    • Yamaha's RMAX

    • Cost: RC $150,000~$230,000, Autonomous $1,000,000 (ground station, antennas, computers, monitors and two complete autonomous airframes and a four camera system)


Challenges
Challenges

  • Cost

  • Technical Experience

  • Software Crashes

  • Liability

  • Farming Traditions


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • UAVs can be very effective in high value crops (fruits and vegetables) and large scale farms.

  • As the price of electronics goes down the price for a UAV will go down as well.

  • Use of UAVs will become a great tool to the farmer in surveying and possibly in pesticide spraying.



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