Portable, In-field, Multispectral Imaging Sensor for Real-time Detection of Insect Viral-Vectors

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The paper introduces a multispectral imaging system and data-processing approach for speciation of the insect viral vectors (whitefly) responsible for the transmission of Mosaic and Brown Streak viruses in Sub-Saharan African cassava. The trial results for four species of whitefly, on two plant leaf types (cassava & aubergine), are reported as well as the methodology applied. This indicates that a correct classification could be achieved in 85-95% of cases. The engineering design for an infield, handheld, variant of the technology is discussed alongside the learning gained from this initial study.

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2017
EventIEEE Sensors 2017 Conference - SEC, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Event duration: 29 Oct 20171 Nov 2017


ConferenceIEEE Sensors 2017 Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom