Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2015.
Mechanical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Electrical Engineering
UAVino is a drone solution that uses aerial imagery to determine the overall plant health and water content of vineyards. In general, the system focuses on automating crop inspection by taking aerial imagery of a vineyard, conducting post-processing, and outputting an easily interpreted map of the vineyard's overall health. The project's key innovation is an auto-docking system that allows the drone to automatically return to its launch point and recharge in order to extend mission duration. Long term, UAVino is envisioned as a multi-year, interdisciplinary project involving both the Santa Clara University Robotics Systems Laboratory and local wineries in order to develop a fully functional drone agricultural inspection service.
Belesiu, Matthew; Chung, Aaron; Linvill, Kirby; Carlson, Nathan; Coyle, Phillip; and Peekema, Megan, "UAVino" (2015). Interdisciplinary Design Senior Theses. 9.