Enabling farmers to sustainably lower costs and improve yields
1a. Soil sensors
Solar-powered soil sensors gather moisture, soil chemistry, and temperature data.
1b. Tye balloons
Low-cost Tethered Eye helium balloons continuously stream images and video of the farm to the Azure IoT Edge in places where drones are not permitted.
Autopilot drones gather aerial imagery (visible and multi-spectral).
2. Local farm computer
Windows 10 and Azure IoT enables computations and AI at the FarmBeats Edge locally on a PC.
3. White space
Unlicensed, long-range, and low-cost TV White Space radios connect sensors and capture data.
Machine learning algorithms integrate sensor data with aerial imagery and crop predictions.
5. Heat map
Algorithms process data to create a detailed heat map of the field.
Heat map data is sent to the farmer who applies insight to increase efficiency and conserve resources.