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Potential of Satellite-Airborne Sensing Technologies for Agriculture 4.0 and Climate-Resilient: A Review

Hazmy, Asa Ibnu; Hawbani, Ammar; Wang, Xingfu; Al-Dubai, Ahmed; Ghannami, Aiman; Yahya, Ali Abdullah; Zhao, Liang; Alsamhi, Saeed Hamood

Authors

Asa Ibnu Hazmy

Ammar Hawbani

Xingfu Wang

Aiman Ghannami

Ali Abdullah Yahya

Liang Zhao

Saeed Hamood Alsamhi



Abstract

Agriculture 4.0 offers the potential to revolutionize the agriculture sector through improved productivity and efficiency. However, adopting Agriculture 4.0 requires a period of transition and effort. Satellite-Airborne sensing technologies may become an opening enabler technology of this new paradigm due to its fast deployment process and flexible infrastructure. This paper provides an overview of the technology, trends, challenges, and opportunities in agriculture and climate-resilient sensing technologies. The research covers critical enabling technologies such as Low Altitude Platforms (LAPs) (i.e., Drones, Tethered Ballon), High Altitude Platforms (HAPs) (i.e., Airships, HAPs Balloons, and Aircraft), and satellites, as well as recent advancements in data processing, and digital twins, with some examples from agricultural research projects. Furthermore, this paper explores some challenges in agriculture and the technological deployment of satellite-airborne sensing technologies. Finally, this paper provides some potential opportunities for satellite-airborne sensing technologies for agricultural purposes. This paper may become a guide for adopting Industry 4.0 by leveraging satellite-airborne network technologies.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 5, 2023
Online Publication Date Dec 21, 2023
Publication Date 2024
Deposit Date Dec 22, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 22, 2024
Print ISSN 1530-437X
Electronic ISSN 1558-1748
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 4
Pages 4161-4180
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/jsen.2023.3343428
Keywords Agriculture 4.0, Airborne network, HAPs, Satellite, Smart farming, UAVs
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/3436375

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