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Title: Deadpool: A how-to-build guide

item Thompson, Alison
item Conrad, Alex
item Conley, Matthew

Submitted to: Ag Data Commons
Publication Type: Database / Dataset
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/10/2018
Publication Date: 5/10/2018
Citation: Thompson, A.L., Conrad, A.V., Conley, M.M. 2018. Deadpool: A how-to-build guide. Ag Data Commons. 10.15482/USDA.ADC/1436769.

Interpretive Summary: This is a brief how-to-build write-up for Deadpool, an adaptable, low-cost, semi-adjustable field cart platform suitable for proximal sensing and imaging in a wide range of agricultural and environmental settings. This system utilizes readily available products for the frame, sensor arm bars, and wheels. The design can be modified to accommodate different crops, field designs, and proximal sensing arrays.

Technical Abstract: An easy-to-customize, low-cost, low disturbance proximal sensing cart for field-based high-throughput phenotyping is described. General dimensions and build guidelines are provided. The cart, named Deadpool, supports mounting multiple proximal sensors and cameras for characterizing plant traits grown under field conditions. Deadpool easily adapts to multiple sensor configurations supporting detection of multiple target traits. Deadpool is useful as a field-based phenotyping platform and offers a framework for customized development and application.