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Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo Presenter Chris Anderson

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    • FARM DRONES! Chris Anderson
    • QuickTime™ and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture. Looper (2012)
    • 4 Unchanged for last 1,000 years: A one-pixel-per-row analog sensor network (rose plant used to spot fungal infections in vineyards) THE BIGGEST COMMERCIAL MARKET: Agriculture Company Confidential
    • 5 Big Data Agriculture Opportunity: "Closed-loop farming". Use aerial data capture to use chemicals/water/labor only where they’re needed. x 0.5x Half of farm inputs are wasted due to lost information (the “open loop” problem) Company Confidential
    • 6 Why agriculture? • Spot disease/problems faster • Use less chemicals and water (save money, better for food and environment) • Improve productivity • Two words: private land • Safe: under 400ft, visual line of sight, no built-up areas, few obstructions, no people • When used by farmers for their own purposes, non- commercial Highest Economic Benefit Lowest Regulatory Barrier Company Confidential
    • 7 Source: AUVSI Drones Company Confidential
    • Why agriculture? • Spot disease/problems faster • Use less chemicals and water (save money, better for food and environment) • Improve productivity • Two words: private land • Safe: under 400ft, visual line of sight, no built-up areas, few obstructions, no people • When used by farmers for their own purposes, considered non-commercial Highest Economic Benefit Lowest Regulatory Barrier
    • Step 1: Mark farm on tablet Step 2: Watch drone map farm Features: •Precise georeferencing •Real-time path planning •Multiple aircraft control •Vision-based event detection Company Confidential
    • Plants show damage in infrared and near-infrared (Chlorophyll absorbs infrared light. Damaged plants have less chlorophyll)
    • Source: Vincent Family Farms
    • Source: Airphrame
    • Source: Airphrame
    • Source: Ryan Kunde, DRINK Wines
    • Source: Ryan Kunde, DRINK Wines
    • Source: Airphrame
    • Source: Airphrame
    • Questions?