Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Summer 2020

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Major Professor

Dr. Joshua Peschel

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Electrical Engineering

Abstract

Agricultural losses to pests represent an important challenge in a global warming scenario. FAO estimates that, annually, between 20 to 40 percent of global crop production are lost to pests. We develop a mathematical model to study epidemic spreading and control in agricultural fields as a sustainable pest management tool for agriculture. The model combines the movement of aphids transmitting a virus in an agricultural field, the spatial distribution of plants in the field, and the presence of ground robot into an epidemiological Susceptible-Infected-Removed (SIR) model.

Copyright Owner

Williams, Patricia

File Format

PDF

Embargo Period (admin only)

7-22-2020

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