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Unmanned helicopter system for miconia weed surveys

Merz, T., Hrabar, S., Kendoul, F. and Jeffery, M. (2016) Unmanned helicopter system for miconia weed surveys. In: 20th Australasian Weeds Conference.

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Article Link: http://caws.org.au/awc/2016/awc201611911.pdf


We present the design and evaluation of a system for aerial weed surveys based on a small unmanned helicopter. The system consists of an aircraft, a user interface, and software for flight planning and data visualisation. It is specifically designed for detecting Miconia calvescens DC., an invasive tree species threatening the Australian rainforest. The aim of our work is to provide a safer and more cost-effective alternative to traditional methods. The system has been successfully deployed to survey several hundreds of

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Keywords:UAV, aerial survey, Miconia calvescens, weed eradication, rainforest
Subjects:Science > Statistics
Science > Statistics > Statistical software
Science > Invasive Species > Plants
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Integrated weed control
Plant pests and diseases > Weeds, parasitic plants etc
Live Archive:23 Jan 2017 04:42
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:50

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