Evaluating unmanned aircraft systems for deployment in plant biosecurity

Mcfadyen, Aaron, Gonzalez, Luis F., Campbell, Duncan A., & Eagling, David (2014) Evaluating unmanned aircraft systems for deployment in plant biosecurity. Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, Bruce, A.C.T.

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Abstract

This report provides a qualitative evaluation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and on-board sensor technology for use in plant biosecurity in the Australian context. The more general term UAS describes both the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and all supporting components required to operate it. This may include a ground station, operator or pilot, and a launch and recovery device for example. The focus is to identify how and under what circumstances UAS may be useful for plant biosecurity. This can be used to help guide future decisions regarding investment in UAS for plant biosecurity.

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ID Code: 84326
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: PBCRC, Plant Biosecurity, UAS, UAV
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS (050100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 27 May 2015 01:49
Last Modified: 27 May 2015 22:05

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