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Sentera Unveils Multispectral Double 4K Sensor
Using patent-pending technology, Sentera’s Multispectral Double 4K Sensor can turn your drone into a tool that identifies crop issues earlier and with greater precision. The Sensor features five spectral bands - blue, green, red, red edge, and near-infrared (NIR). This allows users to collect visual band imagery as well as vegetation indices, which include normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and normalized difference vegetation red edge (NDRE).
Don’t let its small size fool you. The Multispectral 4K offers more than double the spatial resolution of its main competitors.
“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,” remarks 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.”
BETTER DATA = BETTER DECISIONS
By making use of the five bands, ag experts have robust yet highly intuitive data sets they can draw from. All of the data is seamlessly compatible with Sentera’s AgVault web, mobile, and desktop software.
By pairing the Multispectral Double 4K sensor with a plug-and-play gimbal that actively stabilizes the sensor during flight for the DJI Inspire 1 – regardless of drone speed, pitch, or yaw – distortion-free crop health data is produced. The gimbaled sensor quickly clicks into the drone’s camera socket without adjustments. In flight, the sensor automatically captures crop health data in a single pass according to the set flight parameters. You can also swap out the gimbaled sensor for another DJI gimbal.
“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 president of agriculture for Sentera.
The Multispectral Double 4K sensor integrates into the DJI Inspire 1, Matrice 100, 200, and 600 platforms, and it will be available in May 2017. Visit Sentera.com to learn more.