Unmanned Aerial Vehicle: Applications in Agriculture and Environment

Editors: Avtar, Ram, Watanabe, Teiji (Eds.)

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  • Explains the different methods applied to the UAV deployment in agriculture
  • Provides a step-by-step processing of image representation
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This book showcases how new and emerging technologies like Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are trying to provide solutions to unresolved socio-economic and environmental problems. Unmanned vehicles can be classified into five different types according to their operation. These five types are unmanned ground vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned surface vehicles (operating on the surface of the water), unmanned underwater vehicles, and unmanned spacecraft.  Unmanned vehicles can be guided remotely or function as autonomous vehicles. The technology has a wide range of uses including agriculture, industry, transport, communication, surveillance and environment applications. UAVs are widely used in precision agriculture; from monitoring the crops to crop damage assessment. This book explains the different methods in which they are used, providing step-by-step image processing and sample data. It also discusses how smart UAVs will provide unique opportunities for manufacturers to utilise new technological trends to overcome the current challenges of UAV applications.

The book will be of great interest to researchers engaged in forest carbon measurement, road patrolling, plantation monitoring, crop yield estimation, crop damage assessment, terrain modelling, fertilizer control, and pest control.



About the authors

Dr. Ram has expertise in the field of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) which has been developed over the last eight years. Dr. Ram completed his PhD from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan in  2012. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Japan and is teaching both masters and PhD students. Before joining Hokkaido University, he was associated with United Nation University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Tokyo, Japan as a Research Fellow. Dr. Ram has published several research papers in RS and GIS related research in peer-reviewed international journals. His research interest is in applications of Geospatial techniques to monitor terrestrial ecosystem including forest, agriculture, urban and disasters and disseminating the results to policy-makers. Currently, he is working on the synergistic use of remote sensing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) techniques to monitor environment more precisely to solve environmental issues from global to local scale.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Avtar, Ram (et al.)

  • Precision Agriculture and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

    Pages 7-23

    Raj, Rahul (et al.)

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-Based Hyperspectral Imaging System for Precision Agriculture and Forest Management

    Pages 25-38

    Kurihara, Junichi (et al.)

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Fertilizer Management in Grassland of Hokkaido, Japan

    Pages 39-50

    Matsumura, Kanichiro

  • Corn Height Estimation Using UAV for Yield Prediction and Crop Monitoring

    Pages 51-69

    Furukawa, Flavio (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-27157-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27156-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle: Applications in Agriculture and Environment
Editors
  • Ram Avtar
  • Teiji Watanabe
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27157-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27157-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27156-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 199
Number of Illustrations
110 b/w illustrations
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