Special Issue "Precision Agriculture and Remote Sensing Data Fusion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017).
Interests: image spectroscopy; unmanned aerial vehicle; agronomy; sensor integration; machine learning
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Changing needs in food production and associated food safety issues are challenging the agricultural sector to develop a new generation of sustainable agricultural systems. The use of global navigation satellite systems, remote sensing, tractor-based near-sensing instruments and in situ wireless sensor networks provides the modern farmer with a wealth of data. Precision agriculture has been recognized as a promising management approach for increasing productivity of agricultural cultivation by a more efficient utilization of resources using spatial information management tools.
To integrate and optimize sensor-based data streams while maintaining the strengths of traditional soil and crop analysis methods in precision agriculture, new concepts for information organization are required which take advantage of the increasing opportunities for web-based data processing (e.g., cloud computing) and wireless communication between sensors and devices.
This Special Issue focuses on innovative approaches for combing data from multiple sensors to improve timely detection and diagnosis of crop status in precision agriculture, including but not limited to the following topics:
- Multiple platform sensor integration: e.g., UAV and satellite
- Time-series analysis for agricultural monitoring
- Integrating optical sensor sources for crop monitoring with wireless sensor networks
- Machine vision and image processing in agriculture
- Sensor based decision support systems for precision agricultural measures
Dr. Lammert Kooistra
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- Precision Agriculture
- Remote Sensing
- Sensor Integration
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
- Time-series analysis
- Imaging Spectroscopy
- Machine Vision
- Sensor Based Decision Support