Sensors play a critical role in meaningful use of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in agriculture. Sensor types and pertinent specifications govern quality of data available for either the overall crop scouting or for more specific biotic and abiotic crop stressors detection. This publication describes the types and suitable uses of specific sensors in agricultural applications. Discussed are also issues with form factor, payload capabilities, and data analytics that may influence the sensor selection being integrated with small UAS.
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