HNSE-P2-7. Drones for Monitoring and Early Disease Detection in Plants and Agriculture
Faculty Mentor: Paul Oh, Ph.D.1
1Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
The current procedures in place for monitoring crops and plant health are time consuming and labor intensive. It is crucial to diagnose areas of unhealthy vegetation quickly to limit the amount of permanent damage done as well as aiding in the planning for future planting locations. The entire process may be made more efficient with the utilization of drones that provide higher levels of accuracy, speed, and a larger field of view than traditional methods. These drones will be mounted with thermal and RGB cameras that will have the ability to spot irregularities in the wavelengths that are absorbed and reflected by the plants.
Armaun Zargari | Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Dr. Paul Oh | Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering