Application of Drones in Agriculture domain
Dinesh Bafila1, Rajeev Singh2
1Dinesh Bafila*, Department of Computer Engineering, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India.
2Dr. Rajeev Singh, Department of Computer Engineering, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India.
Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 18, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 10, 2020. | PP: 639-644 | Volume-9 Issue-5, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: E2516039520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.E2516.039520
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Abstract: The Technology interventions have affected the agriculture production in positive manner. The Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are the latest addition in this domain. These UAVs or drones hover around in the target area and provide images of the field including crops and vegetations. Analysis of these images is done at the later stage which provides an insight into what can be done to improve the crop production. The major research areas in the use of UAVs/drones for improving the agriculture are: (1) line identification in tree orchards, (2) spraying of pesticides, (3) field data collection of various parameters like temperature, humidity etc. (4) differentiating between weeds and crop plants (5) crop health monitoring (6) harvest size monitoring (7) precision agriculture (8) smart agriculture and (9) safeguarding crop. In this paper, we listed, compared and reviewed the present research works involving drones in agriculture. This review will help to solve the farmers problems using drones and will also help in understanding the successful case studies of drones in agriculture domain.
Keywords: IoT based drone, Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV), Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), Smart Agriculture.
Scope of the Article: Wireless Access Technologies for IoT