Project Components

Year 1

The project outcomes of the first year concern characterising four vineyard blocks for relevant properties, benchmarking a range of image analysis techniques to predict yield at certain stages of fruit development, and to design and develop a software and hardware prototype for efficiently predicting yield. In particular, the relevant project outputs for the first year are to:

Year 2

The project outcomes of the second year concentrate on testing and refining the techniques developed in the first year against a new season's worth of data as well as refining the data collection and processing prototype into a low cost sensor suite for use in the field. In particular, the relevant project outputs are:

Year 3

The project outcomes of the third year centre on further benchmarking the hardware and software sensor suite against another season's data as well as developing a mobile application for use in the field to help collect relevant data for yield prediction. In particular, the project outputs for the final year are: