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Title: Mobile robot based electrostatic spray system for controlling pests on cotton plants in Iraq
Authors: Al-Mamury, M
Manivannan, N
Al-Raweshidy, H
Balachandran, W
Issue Date:  26
Publisher: IOP
Citation: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 646, ARTN 012008, (2015)
Abstract: A mobile robot based electrostatic spray system was developed to combat pest infestation on cotton plants in Iraq. The system consists of a charged spray nozzle, a CCD camera, a mobile robot (vehicle and arm) and Arduino microcontroller. Arduino microcontroller is used to control the spray nozzle and the robot. Matlab is used to process the image from the CCD camera and to generate the appropriate control signals to the robot and the spray nozzle. COMSOL multi-physics FEM software was used to design the induction electrodes to achieve maximum charge transfer onto the fan spray liquid film resulting in achieving the desired charge/mass ratio of the spray. The charged spray nozzle was operated on short duration pulsed spray mode. Image analysis was employed to investigate the spray deposition on improvised insect targets on an artificial plant.
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