Development of low-cost and flexible vegetation monitoring system using small unmanned aerial vehicle

Taro Suzuki, Yoshiharu Amano, Jun Ichi Takiguchi, Takumi Hashizume, Shinji Suzuki, Atsushi Yamaba

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Abstract

This paper describes a low-cost and flexible vegetation monitoring system and compares it with traditional remote sensing systems such as airplanes and satellites. We have developed a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with visible and infrared cameras for vegetation observation. This system can automatically generate widespread high-resolution mosaic image and calculate the vegetation index from the multiple aerial images collected by an autonomous flight of the UAV. We performed monitoring experiments at Yawata moor in Hiroshima Prefecture. From the experimental results, we concluded that the small UAV system was effective and useful for carrying out low-cost and flexible vegetation monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCAS-SICE 2009 - ICROS-SICE International Joint Conference 2009, Proceedings
Pages4808-4812
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventICROS-SICE International Joint Conference 2009, ICCAS-SICE 2009 - Fukuoka
Duration: 2009 Aug 182009 Aug 21

Other

OtherICROS-SICE International Joint Conference 2009, ICCAS-SICE 2009
CityFukuoka
Period09/8/1809/8/21

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Keywords

  • Remote sensing
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle
  • Vegetation monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Suzuki, T., Amano, Y., Takiguchi, J. I., Hashizume, T., Suzuki, S., & Yamaba, A. (2009). Development of low-cost and flexible vegetation monitoring system using small unmanned aerial vehicle. In ICCAS-SICE 2009 - ICROS-SICE International Joint Conference 2009, Proceedings (pp. 4808-4812). [5334366]