October 30, 2019

MicaSense, a developer of drone sensors for precision agriculture, has doubled spectral resolution with the release of a new 10-band synchronized solution for advanced remote sensing to enable advanced remote sensing and vegetation research applications .

By capturing twice the amount of spectral bands of previous products, the RedEdge-MX Dual Camera Imaging System combine it RedEdge-MX and the new RedEdge-MX Blue sensors, which feature a new coastal blue band, a new green band and three new bands in the red for red edge spectrum region. According to MicaSense, it is the first solution capable of capturing the same bands as Landsat 8 and Sentinel satellites, allowing direct data comparison between data from satellites and drones.

“Satellites and airborne multispectral cameras are not opposing technologies, indeed, the two sources of information are used to power similar applications and their data may even be complementary,” writes MicaSense in a blog post. “The main differences between satellites and multispectral cameras are cost, accessibility of information, spectral and spatial resolution, and the control someone can have over atmospheric phenomena like clouds.

Compatible with DJI Inspire 2, Matrice 200, Matrice 100/600 series, the solution includes an integrated quick-mount bracket and wire harness, ensuring the 10-band kit is as easy to use as a single camera. In addition, for those who own a RedEdge-MX, MicaSense offers an upgrade package to take full advantage of the 10-band offer.

MicaSense’s previous sensors have been used in a wide variety of use cases, including archaeological surveys, detect crop diseases earlier, identify drainage tiles, and Following. Associate this new solution with standard data processing workflows, such as software Pix4D or Agisoft, allows users to create 10-band pixel-aligned data sets with unlimited analysis potential.

“We are delighted to offer new and existing customers the simplest, most cost-effective solution for easily upgrading their system for 10 data tapes. The RedEdge-MX dual camera system is the result of a huge market demand to extend our existing 5 bands for correlations with low resolution satellite data, and the desire to have a plug-n-play solution for them. most commonly used aircraft. Those considering hyperspectral for plant research should look at this solution first, ”commented Eric Waters, CEO of MicaSense.

The Dual Camera Kit is now available for $ 10,750 or $ 6,250 for the RedEdge-MX Blue Upgrade Kit and is on display at the Commercial UAV Expo.


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