What is it about?

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) entered into their development stage when different applications became real. One of those application areas is agriculture. Agriculture and transport currently follow infrastructure as the top industries in the world UAV market. The agricultural UAV can be acquired as a ready-made, built by its future user or UAV-as-a-Service (UaaS) way. That paper aims to help the UAVs’ users to choose the right sensors for agricultural purposes. For that sake, the overview of the types and application areas of onboard sensors is presented and discussed. Some conclusions and suggestions should allow readers to choose the proper onboard sensors set and the right way of acquiring UAV for their purposes related to the agricultural area.

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Why is it important?

That paper helps to get some information on UAVs applied to agriculture. It will simplify choosing them according to the task and mission in the farm, forest, or orchard.

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This page is a summary of: Sensors for UAVs dedicated to agriculture: current scenarios and challenges, Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, June 2021, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/aeat-11-2020-0257.
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