Design and Development of a Drone for multiple applications
Publication Date : 08/04/2019
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The aim of this paper is Design and Fabrication of Drone for agricultural applications. Agriculture and allied sectors are the most crucial sectors of the Indian economy, but agriculture sector is facing lot of difficulties now-a-days one of the main reasons include unavailability of labor for the farming processes. Other reasons are prone to chemicals, unwanted diseases caused by insect/animal bite. The drone will be helpful in spraying fertilizers, pesticides and crop protection products while being controlled by a single person operating from a safe area. By changing the type of container used, the device can be used for spraying fertilizers, pesticides and crop protection products like manure etc. There by greatly reducing the time taken and maintaining the safety precautions for the farmer while spraying fertilizers. The system works mainly in the principle of thrust and lift. The drone contains four rotors each connected to four rotary wings containing fins or blades. It will be able to regulate the thrust/lift through varying the speed of the rotors through a radio controller. This RC will be fitted with a micro controller programmed to avoid obstacles through sensors and vary the speeds of rotary wings compatible with ATMEGA/ARDUINO software programming. The proposed work in this paper recommends the use of unarmed vehicles (UAV) in the agricultural sector for spraying crop protection products like fertilizers and pesticides.
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