JRM Vol.33 No.2 pp. 371-378
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2021.p0371

Development Report:

Precision Flight Drones with RTK-GNSS

Masafumi Miwa* and Tsuneo Ushiroda**

*Graduate School of Technology, Industrial and Social Sciences, Tokushima University
2-1 Minamijosanjima-cho, Tokushima 770-8506, Japan

**Nagasaki BIWA Production Consortium
3118 Kaizumachi, Isahaya-shi, Nagasaki 854-0063, Japan

October 15, 2020
March 1, 2021
April 20, 2021
RTK-GNSS, precision flight, transporting flight, spraying flight, automatic flight

An RTK-GNSS was introduced to realize the precision flight of a drone system for transporting harvested loquats and spraying pesticides to suppress the rotting of fruits. Transportation and spraying experiments were conducted. Precision automatic navigation flights were realized in transportation experiments. In addition, precision landing was performed within approximately 10 cm of the target position. Sufficient spraying flights were performed during the spraying experiment.

Drone transporting the harvested fruit

Drone transporting the harvested fruit

Cite this article as:
M. Miwa and T. Ushiroda, “Precision Flight Drones with RTK-GNSS,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.33 No.2, pp. 371-378, 2021.
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