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Biomass estimator for NIR image with a few additional spectral band images taken from light UAS
Author(s): Ilkka Pölönen; Heikki Salo; Heikki Saari; Jere Kaivosoja; Liisa Pesonen; Eija Honkavaara
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Paper Abstract

A novel way to produce biomass estimation will offer possibilities for precision farming. Fertilizer prediction maps can be made based on accurate biomass estimation generated by a novel biomass estimator. By using this knowledge, a variable rate amount of fertilizers can be applied during the growing season. The innovation consists of light UAS, a high spatial resolution camera, and VTT's novel spectral camera. A few properly selected spectral wavelengths with NIR images and point clouds extracted by automatic image matching have been used in the estimation. The spectral wavelengths were chosen from green, red, and NIR channels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8369, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IV, 836905 (4 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918551
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Ilkka Pölönen, Univ. of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Heikki Salo, Univ. of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Heikki Saari, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)
Jere Kaivosoja, MTT Agrifood Research Institute Finland (Finland)
Liisa Pesonen, MTT Agrifood Research Institute Finland (Finland)
Eija Honkavaara, Finnish Geodetical Institute (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8369:
Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IV
Moon S. Kim; Shu-I Tu; Kuanglin Chao, Editor(s)

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