Band-reconfigurable Multi-UAV-based Cooperative Remote Sensing for Real-time Water Management and Distributed Irrigation Control
17th IFAC World Congress
International Federation of Automatic Control
This paper presents an overview of ongoing research on small unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) for cooperative remote sensing for real-time water management and irrigation control. Small UAVs can carry embedded cameras with different wavelength bands, which are low-cost but have high spatial-resolution. These imagers mounted on UAVs can form a camera array to perform multispectral imaging with reconfigurable bands dependent on mission. Development of essential subsystems, such as the UAV platforms, embedded multispectral imagers, and image stitching and registration, is introduced together with real UAV flight test results of one typical example mission.
Chao, HaiYang; Baumann, Marc; Jensen, Austin; Chen, YangQuan Prof.; Cao, Yongcan; Ren, Wei; and McKee, Mac, "Band-reconfigurable Multi-UAV-based Cooperative Remote Sensing for Real-time Water Management and Distributed Irrigation Control" (2008). AggieAir Presentations. Paper 5.