Laser sensor for determining the leaf volume of woody plants canopy
André Luís da Silva Quirino, Mauri Martins Teixeira, Haroldo Carlos Fernandes, Francisco de Assis de Carvalho Pinto, Alexandre Santos Brandão
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
This study aims to evaluate the performance of the laser sensor, Model LMS 111, in the extraction of features related tothe canopy of woody plants. To validate the proposal, an adult coffee plant was placed in controlled conditions. For leafvolume reconstruction technique the LMS 111 was mounted on a mobile platform controlled at 1, 3 and 6 km/h. In suchcase, the time required to determine the volume of a plant from the cloud point was lower than the time required toleave the end of one plant and to start capturing information from the next one.