Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Use of UAV for support of intensive agricultural management decisions: from science to commercial applications
Author(s): Alfonso Torres-Rua
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Even in the nascent stage of unmanned aerial vehicles, it was projected that UAV technologies would closely integrate into agriculture activities at a fast pace and become a ubiquitous and low-cost tool for farming operations. Nevertheless, several years later, it is widely recognized that available UAV technology has not yet integrated into agriculture as expected despite multiple UAV platform offerings. In this paper, we discuss several concepts related to the commercial integration of UAV technology for agriculture, along with expected or existing solutions that can further its development and acceptance, especially in the US. Examples from the AggieAir UAV Research Group, at Utah State University, are included to provide a better understanding of the presented concepts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10218, Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II, 102180A (16 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2267725
Show Author Affiliations
Alfonso Torres-Rua, Utah State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10218:
Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II
J. Alex Thomasson; Mac McKee; Robert J. Moorhead, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top