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Type: Artigo
Title: The use of unmanned aerial vehicles and wireless sensor networks for spraying pesticides
Author: Faiçal, Bruno S.
Costa, Fausto G.
Pessin, Gustavo
Ueyama, Jó
Freitas, Heitor
Colombo, Alexandre
Fini, Pedro H.
Villas, Leandro
Osório, Fernando S.
Vargas, Patrícia A.
Braun, Torsten
Abstract: The application of pesticides and fertilizers in agricultural areas is of crucial importance for crop yields. The use of aircrafts is becoming increasingly common in carrying out this task mainly because of their speed and effectiveness in the spraying operation. However, some factors may reduce the yield, or even cause damage (e.g., crop areas not covered in the spraying process, overlapping spraying of crop areas, applying pesticides on the outer edge of the crop). Weather conditions, such as the intensity and direction of the wind while spraying, add further complexity to the problem of maintaining control. In this paper, we describe an architecture to address the problem of self-adjustment of the UAV routes when spraying chemicals in a crop field. We propose and evaluate an algorithm to adjust the UAV route to changes in wind intensity and direction. The algorithm to adapt the path runs in the UAV and its input is the feedback obtained from the wireless sensor network (WSN) deployed in the crop field. Moreover, we evaluate the impact of the number of communication messages between the UAV and the WSN. The results show that the use of the feedback information from the sensors to make adjustments to the routes could significantly reduce the waste of pesticides and fertilizers. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
The application of pesticides and fertilizers in agricultural areas is of crucial importance for crop yields. The use of aircrafts is becoming increasingly common in carrying out this task mainly because of their speed and effectiveness in the spraying op
Subject: Redes de sensores sem fio
Arquitetura de redes de computador
Aeronave não tripulada
Pulverização
Agricultura
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier
Citation: Journal Of Systems Architecture. Elsevier Science Bv, v. 60, n. 4, n. 393, n. 404, 2014.
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.sysarc.2014.01.004
Address: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1383762114000204
Date Issue: 2014
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