Special Issue "Sensor-Based Technologies and Processes in Agriculture and Forestry"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013).
Interests: computer vision; image processing; pattern recognition; 3D image reconstruction, spatio-temporal image change detection and tracking; fusion and registering from imaging sensors; superresolution from low-resolution image sensors
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Interests: innovative strategies for mechanical an thermal weed control; innovative strategies and techniques for soil disinfection; innovative machines for seed-bank control; innovative tools for mechanical weed control; innovative tools for thermal weed control; automated machines for mechanical weed control; automated machines for thermal weed control
Interests: agriculture; actuators; precision agriculture; automation & robotics; mechatronics
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Advances in modern Agriculture and forestry are demanding solutions with the aim of increasing production or accurate inventories while reducing environmental impacts and costs. Sensors are excellent tools for achieving the above goals. They provide data, which conveniently processed, allow to extract relevant information oriented towards the best utilization of resources and also to apply hazardous products moderately.
Sensors devices capabilities, materials, technologies and tools, applications and problems addressed, sensors domain-oriented devices and methods or procedures applied for processing the data sensed can be conveniently designed for such purposes, the following is a list of main topics covered by this special issue but not limited to:
- Sensors for physical treatments: new precision technologies, thermal and/or mechanical tools (including management of weed flora).
- Sensors for chemical analysis or application of chemical spraying: new precision technologies, herbicides and pesticides distribution for crop protection (weed, diseases, pest control), nutrients, fertilizers, CO2 transformation, chlorophyll analysis.
- Sensors for variable measurements: humidity, solar radiation, crop/weeds identification, canopy, greenness, soil compaction, energy consumption, fruit identification and ripeness, diameter of trees, crown height or bark thickness.
- Sensors for obtaining 3D structures, crop rows detection or plants alignments.
- Sensors for autonomous or guided navigation and actuation: obstacle avoidance, vehicle(s) control, localization, motion, geometry, communications, path planning or mission supervision.
- Simulations of the above sensor technologies, methods and procedures for data processing.
Welcome will be all authors invited to submit an extended paper to this special issue from the First International Conference on Robotics and associated High-technologies and Equipment (www.rhea-conference.eu/2012). Extension of papers will be at least 50%.
PS: Topics related to Remote Sensing and Wireless Sensor Networks are excluded.
Prof. Dr. Gonzalo Pajares
Prof. Dr. Andrea Peruzzi
Prof. Dr. Pablo Gonzalez-de-Santos
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- Agriculture and Forestry: Sensors, Technologies and Procedures in Sensors (38 articles)