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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/view.php?id=14029
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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 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

McCarthy, AC, Hancock, NH and Raine, SR (2013) Advanced process control of irrigation: the current state and an analysis to aid future development. Irrigation Science, 31 (3). pp. 183-192. ISSN 0342-7188


Research most notable
McCarthy, A and Jensen, T (2012), Precision agriculture technologies for the Australian nut industries. ANIC 2012: Australian Nut Industry Research Forum, 21 September, Brisbane.

McCarthy, AC, Hancock, NH and Raine, SR (2011) Real-time data requirements for model-based adaptive control of irrigation scheduling in cotton. Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, 8 (2). pp. 189-206. ISSN 1448-8388

McCarthy, AC, Hancock, NH and Raine, SR (2010) VARIwise: a general-purpose adaptive control simulation framework for spatially and temporally varied irrigation at sub-field scale. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 70 (1). pp. 117-128. ISSN 0168-1699


Publications in ePrints

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 site-specific irrigation framework and evaluation. In: Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition 2016: Irrigation - For Prosperity and Wellbeing, 24-26 May 2016, Melbourne, Australia.

McCarthy, Alison (2015) Automated site-specific control and sensing for irrigating dairy pastures. In: Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Dairy Centre Open Day 2015: Tips, Tools and Technologies to Better Manage Climate Variability, 2 Dec 2015, Burnie, Australia.

McCarthy, Alison (2015) Control and sensing systems for automated site-specific irrigation. In: CCA Cropping Solutions Seminar 2015, 29-30 July 2015, Moree, Australia.

McCarthy, Alison and Raine, Steven (2015) Data requirements for automated model-based control of irrigation and fertiliser application. In: 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015: Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes (AAC 2015), 20-24 Sept 2015, Hobart, Australia.

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation ( 090602 )


Research topics