Swarm Drone Technology


About the Technology

Drone technology refers to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for various applications. When 2 or more drones are flown in unison, they are referred to as swarm drones. Swarm drones are flown in coordinated groups by one or more operators to perform tasks more quickly and efficiently.

The Trial

For this trial, professional drone pilots were engaged to undertake two flights. Both flights were undertaken during wet conditions when the grower was unable to deploy tractor-based spraying units due to saturated soil conditions.

This case study provides an overview of findings from the technology trials including:

  • Background
  • What the technology is
  • How the trial was done
  • Results
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Grower feedback
  • Additional considerations that should be taken into account when deciding whether to utilise the technology

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Presentation of this case study is for information purposes only. It does not constitute a commercial endorsement by the stakeholders of the Bundaberg Agtech Hub.

Trials conducted by Hinkler AgTech Initiative

The CQUniversity Hinkler AgTech Initiative was funded through the Hinkler Regional Deal. The Hinkler Regional Deal is a collaboration between the Australian Government, Bundaberg Regional Council and Fraser Coast Regional Council.

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