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A Rotary-wing Unmanned Air Vehicle for Aquatic Weed Surveillance and Management

Authors
  • Göktoǧan, Ali Haydar1
  • Sukkarieh, Salah1
  • Bryson, Mitch1
  • Randle, Jeremy1
  • Lupton, Todd1
  • Hung, Calvin1
  • 1 The University of Sydney, ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering, Sydney, New South Wales, 2006, Australia , Sydney (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Sep 19, 2009
Volume
57
Issue
1-4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10846-009-9371-5
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

This paper addresses the novel application of an autonomous rotary-wing unmanned air vehicle (RUAV) as a cost-effective tool for the surveillance and management of aquatic weeds. A conservative estimate of the annual loss of agricultural revenue to the Australian economy due to weeds is in the order of A$4 billion, hence the reason why weed control is of national significance. The presented system locates and identifies weeds in inaccessible locations. The RUAV is equipped with low-cost sensor suites and various weed detection algorithms. In order to provide the weed control operators with the capability of autonomous or remote control spraying and treatment of the aquatic weeds the RUAV is also fitted with a spray mechanism. The system has been demonstrated over inaccessible weed infested aquatic habitats.

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