Aerial Fleet in RHEA Project: A High Vantage Point Contributions to ROBOT 2013

  • Jaime del Cerro
  • Antonio Barrientos
  • David Sanz
  • João Valente
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 252)

Abstract

The RHEA project is based on the cooperation among aerial and ground vehicles aiming at performing several precision agriculture tasks. This work is focused on the description of the aerial mission in the mentioned project. The work includes a description of the units, the goals and mission types, the requirements involved in the mission planning as well as their supervision and monitoring. The missions are performed by using a fleet of last-generation hex-rotors that rely on high payload and extraordinary stability. These features allow taking steady pictures with high quality cameras in large extension fields. As result, high-resolution images of the field to cover are obtained in order to provide with weeds pots positions to ground units for their removal.

Keywords

Precision agriculture Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Coverage Plath Planning RHEA 

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    AIR ROBOT Website, http://www.airrobot.de
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaime del Cerro
    • 1
  • Antonio Barrientos
    • 1
  • David Sanz
    • 1
  • João Valente
    • 1
  1. 1.UPM- Robotics and Cybernet Research Group, Centre for Automation and Robotics UPM-CSICMadridEspaña

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