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Dr Alison McCarthy

Dr Alison McCarthy
Name Alison McCarthy
Position Research Fellow (Irrigation)
Section National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (Administration)
Office P9-118.1
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2189
Extension 2189
Email
Qualifications BEng USQ , PhD USQ
Homepage https://eportfolio.usq.edu.au/user/mccarthy
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation ( 090602 )

Research interests
-Irrigation control systems
-Machine vision for soil and plant sensing
-Automation in agriculture

Industry affiliations
Full Member of the Association of Australian Cotton Scientists

USQ Research affiliations

  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA)

Research most recent
McCarthy, Alison and Antille, Diogenes and Skowronski, Victor and Zhao, Bo and Kodur, Shreevatsa and Nguyen-Ky, Tai and Raine, Steven (2016) Advancing VARIwise towards autonomous irrigation and a grower's guide. Project Report. Cotton Research and Development Corporation , Narrabri, Australia. [Report]

McCarthy AC, Hancock NH and Raine SR (2014a), Development and simulation of sensor-based irrigation control strategies for cotton using the VARIwise simulation framework, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 101, February 2014, Pages 148-162, ISSN 0168-1699

McCarthy AC, Hancock NH and Raine SR (2014b), Simulation of irrigation control strategies for cotton using Model Predictive Control within the VARIwise simulation framework, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 101, February 2014, Pages 135-147, ISSN 0168-1699



Publications in ePrints

Gillies, Malcolm H. and Foley, Joseph P. and McCarthy, Alison C. (2018) Improving surface irrigation. In: Advances in agricultural machinery and technologies. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), United States, pp. 225-262. ISBN 978-1-4987-5412-5

McCarthy, Alison and Shippam, Ralph and Agustina, Lidya (2017) Sense-T: Sensor smart irrigation. Project Report. Sense-T , Australia. [Report]

McCarthy, Alison (2017) Tools to aid autonomous irrigation. In: GVIA Grower-led Irrigation Research Field Day (2017) , 8 Feb, 2017, Moree, Australia.

McCarthy, Alison and Antille, Diogenes and Skowronski, Victor and Zhao, Bo and Kodur, Shreevatsa and Nguyen-Ky, Tai and Raine, Steven (2016) Advancing VARIwise towards autonomous irrigation and a grower's guide. Project Report. Cotton Research and Development Corporation , Narrabri, Australia. [Report]

McCarthy, Alison (2016) Automated camera-based crop and irrigation monitoring. In: 18th Australian Cotton Conference (2016), 2-4 Aug 2016, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation ( 090602 )


Research topics