A new technical committee focused on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has been formed by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems.
Joining more than three dozen established committees in the society’s machinery systems technical community, the UAS committee – designated MS-60 – will focus on research, education and development of standards pertaining to this rapidly expanding area of the agricultural industry.
The committee is chaired by Wayne Woldt, an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. MS-60 will address the development and applications of UAS in agriculture, associated autonomous control systems, integrated multi-mode sensor payloads, data links and communication systems, and synthesis of UAS-derived data across the full scope of ASABE technical interests.
St. Joseph, Mich.-based ASABE, which has 8,000 members in more than 100 countries, says it welcomes participation on all of its technical committees, including MS-60.