Sentera is the most recent firm to announce a twin sensor. They simply introduced their Multispectral Double 4K Sensor, providing 5 exact spectral bands: blue, inexperienced, purple, purple edge, and near-infrared (NIR). This sensor allows customers to gather visible band imagery in addition to vegetation indices based mostly upon the addition of NIR or Red Edge, together with normalized distinction vegetation index (NDVI) and normalized distinction vegetation purple edge (NDRE). They are additionally following the pattern of asserting a product earlier than it’s really avaiable.
The sensor is designed to assist agronomists, crop consultants and growers establish points with their crops earlier and with higher precision.
All information is appropriate with Sentera’s AgVault net, cellular, and desktop software program, and the sensor is comes with a plug-and-play gimbal for the DJI Inspire 1 platform that actively stabilizes the sensor throughout flight – no matter drone velocity, pitch, or yaw – producing distortion-free crop well being information.
“Within seconds users can attach our Multispectral Double 4K to a DJI Inspire 1, and other select DJI drones, and be scouting fields immediately, capturing high-value NDVI and NDRE crop health data. No additional tools or cables are required,” explains Kris Poulson, vice chairman of agriculture for Sentera.
“The Multispectral Double 4K is an extremely capable sensor. Our intent was to create a solution for the agriculture industry that was both simple to use and radiometrically accurate,” remarked Ryan Nelson, chief mechanical engineer for Sentera. “Designing this product offering was a natural progression for Sentera. We believe it is the best, most effective, easiest to use agriculture sensor for small drones.”
The gimbaled Multispectral Double 4K sensor shortly clicks into the drone’s digicam socket with out changes. While in flight, the sensor routinely captures crop well being information in a single move and based on the consumer’s desired flight parameters.
Users can swap out the gimbaled Multispectral Double 4K sensor for one other DJI gimbal at any time.
The Multispectral Double 4K sensor simply integrates onto the DJI Inspire 1, Matrice 100, 200, and 600 drone platforms and can ship in May. Click right here to be taught extra, or go to Sentera’s web site to pre-order.
Watch a 50-second video displaying how simple it’s to put in the Double 4K sensor on an Inspire 1 drone.