Phenoman is a pedestrian phenotyping system conceived by Arvalis. It is gradually being deployed in various research institutes in agronomy, public and private.
Phenoman is installed at the top of a pole and embeds enough energy for up to 8 hours of operation. Each system is equipped with 3 Sony high-resolution cameras. A GNSS receiver provides geolocation of shots, and a tablet houses the measurement and tracking software.
The goal of the early adopters is to evaluate the performance of a lightweight, portable and affordable phenotyping system. Once collected, the data is transferred and processed on a cloud platform. Radiative transfer and deep learning algorithms will be implemented to transform acquired images into agronomic variables of interest.