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Solving the Challenge of Orchard Growers with Precision Navigation


KVH DSP-3000 FOG integral to autonomous navigation of world’s first autonomous orchard sprayer

Growers and their orchards are excellent candidates to use autonomous systems. Managing labor resources while maximizing worker safety in an orchard is challenging because spraying occurs during a limited time window and uses chemicals that are potentially caustic in high concentrations to the tractor drivers.

This case study explains:

  • The challenges of autonomous platform navigation in crowded tree orchards

  • How LSA Autonomy developed the autonomous navigation system featuring KVH’s DSP-3000 fiber optic gyro in a sensor fusion navigation solution

  • How KVH’s compact DSP-3000 FOG helps provide the autonomous navigation solution by integrating with optimized sensors.