Development of multi-rotor localised surveillance using multi-spectral sensors for plant biosecurity

Gonzalez, Luis F., Richardson, Daniel, & Vercoe, Marieka (2014) Development of multi-rotor localised surveillance using multi-spectral sensors for plant biosecurity. ARCAA UAV Remote Sensing Technical Reports, ARCAA-RS-2014-01. QUT, Brisabne, QLD.


This report describes a proof of concept for multi-rotor localised surveillance using a multi-spectral sensor for plant biosecurity applications. A literature review was conducted on previous applications using airborne multispectral imaging for plant biosecurity purposes. A ready built platform was purchased and modified in order to fit and provide suitable clearance for a Tetracam Mini-MCA multispectral camera. The appropriate risk management documents were developed allowing the platform and the multi-spectral camera to be tested extensively. However, due to technical difficulties with the platform the Mini- MCA was not mounted to the platform. Once a suitable platform is developed, future extensions can be conducted into the suitability of the Mini-MCA for airborne surveillance of Australian crops.

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ID Code: 89465
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
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Keywords: UAV, multi-spectral, plant pest, plant disease, biosecurity, bio-security
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES (070000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 QUT
Deposited On: 26 Oct 2015 00:59
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 23:39

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