New Agriculture Sensor Built on Qualcomm Drone Platform

A precision agriculture firm is partnering with an up-and-coming drone-industry participant in a bid to revolutionize farming.

SLANTRANGE, a self-described “agricultural intelligence company,” has launched the 3p, a multispectral sensors system designed for agriculture drones. Built on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Flight drone platform, the 3p will supply a sturdy onboard processing resolution for drone missions.

A SLANTRANGE press launch states the 3p will “provide quantitative metrics about the status, health, and yield potential of crops immediately after a drone flight, enabling growers, agronomists, and drone service providers to scale their operations almost anywhere in the world, with no dependence on high-bandwidth network infrastructure or large-scale computing power.”

The firm additional states the 3p will deploy a patented  method for delivering correct crop measurements beneath altering daylight situations.

“The 3p is the first platform to push aerial imaging analytics directly to the farm, so the value of aerial crop measurement can truly benefit all the world’s farming acres, not just the small fraction of acres with high-bandwidth network access,” SLANTRANGE CEO Michael Ritter mentioned.

Said Bakadir, Qualcomm Product Manager added that his firm’s Snapdragon is “an ideal platform to provide the processing power for SLANTRANGE’s on-board analytics, and the 3p showcases how our connectivity and compute technologies can not only contribute to the growing commercial drone industry but can help the farming industry.”

The 3p will incorporate SLANTRANGE’s SlantView in-field analytics software program that can open up precision agriculture to extra exact educational analysis.

For Qualcomm, the brand new partnership with SLANTRANGE is certainly one of many victories scored within the drone market lately. In January, safety firm unveiled plans to create an autonomous drone utility to strengthen residence and enterprise safety methods by combining the corporate’s multi-sensor consciousness software program with the Snapdragon Flight platform.

In September, Qualcomm and AT&T launched a analysis undertaking to find out how drones can successfully function on wi-fi networks. The undertaking will tackle points associated to protection, sign power and mobility throughout community cells to help in drone features corresponding to Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS).

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