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dc.contributor.advisorTopalidou, Elenien_US
dc.contributor.authorMelekos, Ioannisen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and illustrationsen_US
dc.descriptionBSc (Hons) in Precision Agricultureen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this dissertation was to study in detail the use of unamanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), such as small aircrafts, unmanned helicopters, quadrocopters and powered gliders, in precision agriculture (PA) applications, like the detection of field variability, agricultural and crop management, georeferencing, mapping, aerobiological sampling and site-specific farming in order to improve and increase agricultural production and cultivar yields, to control the important environmental conditions, to reduce the detrimental effects of agricultural activities in the environment and to estimate its socioeconomic impact. In addition, a comparison based on the advantages and pitfalls of the remote sensing systems, the manned and unmanned vehicles took place. Moreover, the types, hardware components and processing software as well as the regulations and limitations of UAVs were described thoroughly. Furthermore, the current and future uses of UAVs in the PA sector were present. Finally, it was concluded that UAVs along with technological innovations could be a profitable, inexpensive, modern, accessible and functional alternative to classic remote sensing technologies.en_US
dc.formatSpiral bindingen_US
dc.format.extent79 pagesen_US
dc.publisherPerrotis Collegeen_US
dc.publisherCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International*
dc.subjectUnmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)en_US
dc.subjectPrecision agriculture (PA)en_US
dc.subjectCrop managementen_US
dc.subject.lcshDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subject.lcshPrecision farmingen_US
dc.subject.lcshAgriculture - Remote sensingen_US
dc.subject.lcshDrone aircraft in remote sensingen_US
dc.subject.otherPerrotis College - Dissertations - 2016en_US
dc.subject.otherPrecision agriculture. Perrotis Collegeen_US
dc.titleThe future and potential of in precision agriculture applicationsen_US
local.description.statusNot publisheden_US
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