AGCO 2012-2013

Sponsor: AGCO

UAVs for Agricultural Survey and Early Treatment

The AGCO-Olin SCOPE team worked to determine the feasibility of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for agricultural applications and to create a launching point for further research and development of a commercially marketable agricultural UAV. This included investigating the potential financial benefits of UAVs over current surveying and spraying methods, designing a preliminary system architecture for a UAV for an agricultural application, and putting together a demonstration prototype of an agricultural UAV. Throughout this process, the team documented their methods and identified areas that required further research for the development of a final project.

AGCO poster

Faculty Advisor
Andrew Bennett

Team Members
David Gaynor 
Geetanjali Gubba 
Geoffrey Pleiss 
Travis St. Onge 
Ilana Walder-Biesanz