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Automatic Surveillance of Crop Hotspots using Remotely Piloted Aircraft (Drones)


Topic ID
163

Thesis Topic/Title
Automatic Surveillance of Crop Hotspots using Remotely Piloted Aircraft (Drones)

Description

Time and labour constraints limit the ability of farmers and consultants to scout their fields for emerging weed, pest and disease problems. This research will develop a proof-of-concept machine vision technology for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (drones) to perform flight missions and detect unhealthy areas of a field by use of automatic machine vision and analysis algorithms, and enable real-time notification of the farmer of detected field conditions.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
  • School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
  • School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Field of Research
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
  • Crop and Pasture Production
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Application Open Date
03/06/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Other Scholarship Funding Details
https://www.usq.edu.au/research/research-at-usq/institutes-centres/ncea/apa-scholarships

Pre-approved for Ethics
No

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