Detection of plant and greenhouse features using sonar sensors

R. Finkelshtain, Y. Yovel, G. Kosa, A. Bechar

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Abstract

The spectrum of an ultrasonic return echo from plants has been shown to contain unique information about single plants. This research focused on finding ultrasonic classification features that could ultimately be used as the basis for a pepper yield estimation robot. An ultrasonic sensor system was tested in a pepper greenhouse environment and against single pepper plants. The results prove the potential of ultrasonic sensors for such a robot in classifying plants against walls, the ability to detect the existence of fruit and the detection of plant rows without the need for line of sight.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrecision Agriculture 2015 - Papers Presented at the 10th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, ECPA 2015
EditorsJohn V. Stafford
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Pages299-305
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789086862672
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event10th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, ECPA 2015 - Tel-Aviv, Israel
Duration: 12 Jul 201516 Jul 2015

Publication series

NamePrecision Agriculture 2015 - Papers Presented at the 10th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, ECPA 2015

Conference

Conference10th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, ECPA 2015
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityTel-Aviv
Period12/07/1516/07/15

Keywords

  • Plant recognition
  • Ultrasonic sensing
  • Yield assessment

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