Modular Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Agricultural Assistance

Harish P Jain
2017 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
In the past few years, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have attracted research interest with applications spanning multiple areas. This includes military surveillance, search and rescue, border patrol, climate monitoring and to study several earth sciences based phenomena. Farmers in India are faced with umpteen number of problems: Uncertainty in crop success rate, excess or under-use of pesticides leading to quality deterioration, lack of proper resources and instruction, and external factors
more » ... d external factors like weather, water deficiency and pest attacks lead to crop damage. This paper aims to tackle this problem by conceptualising a Cloud Based Autonomous UAV. Inspired by Google Ara smartphone project, Modular drones empowers farmers to have custom-made UAVs, which aids in staying up-to-date with technological advancements. This allows flexibility in the functionalities of an UAV, while maintaining the strict budget constraints.
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2017.10223 fatcat:pbffthpzzrae7hwn2qwglynqtm