Abstract: This paper presents a collaborative system made up of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) and an aerial robot, which is applied to real-time frost monitoring in vineyards. The core feature of our system is a dynamic mobile node carried by an aerial robot, which ensures communication between sparse clusters located at fragmented parcels and a base station. This system overcomes some limitations of the wireless networks in areas with such characteristics. The use of a dedicated communication channel enables data routing to/from unlimited distances.
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Valente, J.; Sanz, D.; Barrientos, A.; Cerro, J.; Ribeiro, Á.; Rossi, C. An Air-Ground Wireless Sensor Network for Crop Monitoring. Sensors 2011, 11, 6088-6108.
Valente J, Sanz D, Barrientos A, Cerro J, Ribeiro Á, Rossi C. An Air-Ground Wireless Sensor Network for Crop Monitoring. Sensors. 2011; 11(6):6088-6108.
Valente, João; Sanz, David; Barrientos, Antonio; Cerro, Jaime del; Ribeiro, Ángela; Rossi, Claudio. 2011. "An Air-Ground Wireless Sensor Network for Crop Monitoring." Sensors 11, no. 6: 6088-6108.