SILVA

  • Denomination SILVA
  • Duration 2015 - 2017
  • Parthers A consortium of 4 companies, led by Cotesa
  • Funding INNTERCONECTA 2015

SILVA  project  aims  to  develop  a  new  forest  monitoring  technology  solution  that  facilitates  and  improves  the  management  of  large  forest  areas.  SILVA  is   part  of  the  discipline  known  as  Precision  Forestry,  since  it  introduces  ICT  tools  to  obtain  relevant  information  about  forest  health.  The  proposed  solution   is  based  on  the  use  of  a  new  on-­‐board  multispectral  vision  system  in  UAV  with  embedded  preprocessing  for  the  extensive  measurement  of  parameters   directly  related  to  tree  health  (defoliation,  emission  of  Volatile  Organic  Compounds  or  water  stress,  among  others).  SILVA  also  introduces  the  combined   use  of  geographic  information  tools  and  artificial  intelligence  to  support  forest  management.  SILVA  addresses  not  only  the  development  of  the  sensor   system,  but  also  the  associated  management  software  and  the  ground-­‐air  communications  system,  which  will  support  the  remote  control  of  the  UAV   and  the  transmission  of  a  set  of  vectors  of  characteristics  representative  of  the  acquired  images.