Mechatronic terrestrial LiDAR for canopy porosity and crown surface estimation

Mechatronic terrestrial LiDAR for canopy porosity and crown surface estimation •Grove characterization allows for better decisions in Precision Agriculture.•Porosity and Crown surface estimation are two important parameters in the characterization of crops.•A ground-based robotized LiDAR is proposed for acquiring cloud points.•A voxelization technique allows to determine porosity from different incidence angles and to estimate crown surface.•Real time results in an avocado grove are provided to validate the proposed system. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Computers and Electronics in Agriculture Elsevier

Mechatronic terrestrial LiDAR for canopy porosity and crown surface estimation

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0168-1699
eISSN
1872-7107
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.compag.2018.01.022
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Abstract

•Grove characterization allows for better decisions in Precision Agriculture.•Porosity and Crown surface estimation are two important parameters in the characterization of crops.•A ground-based robotized LiDAR is proposed for acquiring cloud points.•A voxelization technique allows to determine porosity from different incidence angles and to estimate crown surface.•Real time results in an avocado grove are provided to validate the proposed system.

Journal

Computers and Electronics in AgricultureElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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