Swimming in Sensors and Drowning in Data: What Is Needed for UASs to Be Effective?
Moorhead, R. J., Prince Czarnecki, J. M., Samiappan, S., & Henry, W. B. (2017). Swimming in Sensors and Drowning in Data: What Is Needed for UASs to Be Effective? Proceedings Volume 10218, Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping II. Anaheim, CA: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). 102180L. DOI:10.1117/12.2267721.
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) have been touted as being of great value for agriculture. However, they have not yet permeated the fabric of the agriculture research or agriculture production systems significantly. This paper seeks to explain why adoption is low relative to excitement and to provide some guidance on what is needed for UASs to be effective in agriculture research and agriculture production.