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

Bruce Grieve, Charles Veys, Dingle Jose, John Colvin, Joachim Nwezeobi

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


    ConferenceIEEE Sensors 2017 Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • multispectral
    • MSI
    • hyperspectral
    • real-time
    • imaging
    • virus
    • brown streak disease
    • mosaic virus
    • insect
    • cassava
    • Bemisia tabaci
    • begomoviruses


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