In recent years, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been introduced in conservation and the ongoing technological advancements have enabled them to compete with commonly used techniques, such as manned crafts -airplanes, helicopters- and satellites. Not only can UAVs become a cost-effective alternative, but they can provide a whole new view in observing natural phenomena and ecosystems functioning. This project explores the potential of using UAVs in forest conservation management efforts, using the Brazilian Amazon rainforest as a case-study area. A forest monitoring scenario, consisting of data collection devices, an autonomously navigated drone and a software for the analysis of the acquired data is presented in this report. In order to gain experience and investigate this scenario an indoor-scaled down model was made, using a ‘DJI Tello-EDU’ drone and an ‘ESP32 Hi-Grow’ sensor. Overall, technological challenges related to the UAV’s autonomous navigation, hardware and software communication and the processing of the acquired data, are discussed.
|Uddannelser||Basis - International Naturvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||16 dec. 2019|