Drones in Precision Irrigation Applications

Kari Kolehmainen, Paolo Castaldi, Massimiliano Menghini, Alicia Fuentes, Markus Taumberger, Attilio Toscano, Tullio Salmon Cinotti, Juha-Pekka Soininen

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The paper presents how the drones will be deployed in SWAMP pilots and future precision agriculture. We present our vision of drones as autonomous sensor and communication platforms that execute multi-purpose missions in farms. Drones carrying mobile gateways can provide communication services for very low cost short-range radio equipped sensors. Changing the payload to multi-spectral camera and applying data analytics for images provide accurate information of the vegetative state of the crop. Both mission benefit from the capability to fly autonomously in various conditions in farms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT
EditorsSergey Balandin, Tullio Salmon Cinotti, Fabio Viola, Tatiana Tyutina
PublisherFruct Oy
ISBN (Print)978-952-68653-6-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event23rd Conference on Open Innovations Association (FRUCT) - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 13 Nov 201816 Nov 2018
Conference number: 23

Publication series

SeriesConference of Open Innovation Association FRUCT


Conference23rd Conference on Open Innovations Association (FRUCT)
Abbreviated titleFRUCT


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