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MicaSense is company created by engineers, remote sensing scientists, GIS specialists, and people passionate about agriculture that strive to help agriculture specialists and companies make informed decisions. They are experts at agricultural drone sensors and data analysis, and dedicated not only to offering the tools for precision farming but the practical know-how too. Whether you’re providing advice for dozens of farms across half a continent or trying to keep your own crops as healthy and predictable as possible, MicaSense multispectral sensors and software are must have tools.

From basic imagery, accurate NDVI, and Red Edge products, to the most sophisticated multispectral, thermal - LWIR, MicaSense gives you premium tools to continuously improve your operations, on and off the field.

IATEC Plant Solutions can share its extensive experience in the application of UAVs to help clients in select, customize, purchase and maintain the entire range of MicaSense products.

RedEdge-P

MicaSense focuses on accuracy and repeatability of data and analytics, so you can trust the data we help your collect.

RedEdge-P is a new standard for data quality and repeatability. Learn about the benefits of forecasting and data accuracy. The ultimate solution for high resolution RGB and multispectral data.

RedEdge-P uses specific optics and industrial image sensors along with scientific grade  narrowband filters. Its rigorous factory calibration process creates a hig quality results.

RedEdge-P is compatible with a wide range of aircraft, from large fixed wings to small multi-rotor.

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RedEdge-P Features:

  • Increased storage: new CFexpress removable storage standard, allows for more than two captures per second and immediate response time between flights simply by switching cards;

  • Syncronized capture of high-res RGB and multispectral: simultaneous capture of up to six bands, enabling multiple high-resolution outputs such as RGB, crop vigor indices (NDVI, NDRE, etc), and high resolution panchromatic;

  • Twice the spatial resolution of the previous RedEdge: panchromatic imagery, RedEdge-P enables higher-resolution RGB and multispectral outputs - 2cm resolution when flying at 60m;

  • RedEdge-P is compatible with a wide range of aircraft: from large fixed wings to small multirotors;

  • Rugged desing: IP4X rated for dust and splash protection.

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RedEdge-P  X  RegEdge-MX

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VIEW SPECIFICATIONS:

Weight: 350g (12.3 oz.) (RedEdge-P + DLS 2);

Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.0 x 6.7cm (3.5in x 2.8in x 2.6in);

External Power: 7.0 V - 25.2 V;

Power Input: 5.5/7.0/10W (standby, average, peak);

Sensor Resolution: 1456 x 1088 (1.6MP per MS band) - 2464 x 2056 (5.1MP panchromatic band);

Wavelength (nm):

  • blue (475nm center, 32nm bandwidth);

  • green (560nm center, 27nm bandwidth);

  • red (668nm center, 14nm bandwidth);

  • red edge (717nm center, 12nm bandwidth);

  • near-IR (842nm center, 57nm bandwidth).

RGB Color Output: 5.1 MP (global shutter, aligned with all bands) - *with appropriate post-processing;

Ground Sample Distance (GSD): 7.7cm per pixel (per MS band) at 120m (~400 ft) AGL - 3.98cm per pixel (panchromatic band) at 120m (~400 ft) AGL;

Capture Rate: up to 3 captures per second raw DNG;

Interfaces: 3 configurable GPIO: select from trigger input, PPS input, PPS output, and top of frame signals. Host virtual button. USB 2.0 port for WiFi. Serial. 10/100/1000 Ethernet. CF Express for storage;

Field of View: 50° HFOV x 38° VFOV (MS) - 44° HFOV x 38° VFOV (PAN);

Storage: CFexpress Card.

*NOTE: Specifications may change without notice.

Altum-PT

Altum has evolved, with Altum-PT results in more accurate resolutions at the leaf level. One (1) sensor to do the work of three (3).

MicaSense Altum-PT: Thermal, multispectral, and high-res RGB imagery in one sensor.

The MicaSense Altum-PT captures synchronized multispectral, thermal, and panchromatic data for pixel-aligned outputs at incredibly high resolutions. The capture of these bands happens simultaneously, eliminating the need for data alignment in post-processing.

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Altum-PT Features:

  • Increased storage: new professional removable storage standard in CFexpress, enabling over two captures per second, immediate turnaround time between flights by swapping cards, and super-fast card-to-computer upload speeds for more efficient data management;

  • Twice the spatial resolution of the previous AltumAltum-PT features an ultra-high resolution panchromatic sensor which allows for “pan-sharpening” the multispectral imagery, ultimately increasing the spatial resolution of the multispectral data: 1.2cm (0.47in) pan-sharpened ground resolution when flying at 60m (200ft);

  • Upgraded thermal sensor: Altum-PT features a built-in 320 x 256 FLIR Boson® that enables thermal maps at twice the ground resolution of Altum - 17cm from 60m flight altitude.

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SYNCHRONIZED AND MULTISPECTRAL THERMAL IMAGES

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VIEW SPECIFICATIONS:

Weight: 460g (16.2 oz.) - Altum-PT + DLS2;

Dimensions: 11.0 x 8.0 x 6.9cm (4.3in x 3.1in x 2.7in);

External Power: 7.0V - 25.2V;

Power Input: 5.5/7.0/10W (standby, average, peak);

Sensor Resolution: 2064 x 1544 (3.2MP per MS band) - 4112 x 3008 (12MP per PAN band) - 320 × 256 thermal infrared;

Spectral Bands: blue 475(32), green 560(27), red 668(14), red edge 717(12), NIR 842(57);

RGB Color Output: 12.4MP (global shutter, aligned with all bands);

Thermal: FLIR LWIR thermal infrared 7.5-13.5um radiometrically calibrated;

Multispec GSD (per multispec band): 5.28cm per pixel at 120m;

Thermal GSD: 33.5cm per pixel at 120m;

Panchro & Pansharpened GSD: 2.49cm per pixel at 120m;

Capture Rate: 2 capture per second raw DNG*;

Interfaces: 3 configurable GPIO: select from trigger input, PPS input, PPS output, and top of frame signals. Host virtual button. USB 2.0 port for WiFi. Serial. 10/100/1000 Ethernet. CFexpress for storage;

Field of View: 50° HFOV x 38° VFOV (multispectral) - 46° HFOV x 35° VFOV (panchromatic) - 48° x 39° (thermal);

Storage: CFexpress Card.

* RGB output with appropriate post-processing;
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

RedEdge-MX

RedEdge-MX the industry standard professional multispectral sensor for agricultural drone mapping. 

 

Agricultural companies, service providers, researchers and academics need a reliable, accurate, high-precision sensor. They don't need to compromise. 

 

The rugged, built-to-last, professional multispectral sensor for agricultural drone mapping. Same technology as the RedEdge-M now ready to integrate with DJI Skyport enabled drones.

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RedEdge-MX Features:

  • 5 - band multispectral sensor;

  • Capture plant health and RGB images in one flight;

  • High image resolution: 8cm/pixel at 400ft (120m);

  • Single SD card stores all images with geotags;

  • DLS2 with embedded GPS for easier integration;

  • Enhanced Light calibration.

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The new DLS 2:


All MicaSense RedEdge-MX kits come with the new DLS 2, the next generation light sensor. The DLS 2 has 12 sensors oriented at different angles, allowing for better sun angle measurements. With cutting-edge technology for irradiance and sun angle measurements, it provides more accurate, reliable data, greatly reduces the need for post-processing, and substantially improves radiometric accuracy. And, because it also contains an integrated GPS, setup with any aircraft is simple.

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DJI SkyPort Integration:

 

Through the DJI SkyPort adapter, mounting and powering MicaSense sensors is simple and quick.

Need to switch out a sensor? Simply twist the quick connect mount and remove the sensor. Ready to fly again? Twist the mount back in place and your are ready to go.

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VIEW SPECIFICATIONS:

Weight: 231.9g (8.18 oz.) - (includes DLS 2 and cables);

Dimensions: 8.7cm x 5.9cm x 4.54cm - (3.4in x 2.3in x 1.8in);

External Power: 4.2 V DC - 15.8 V DC - 4 W nominal, 8 W peak;

Spectral Bands: Blue, green, red, red edge, near-IR - (global shutter, narrowband);

Wavelength (nm):

 

  • blue (475nm center, 20nm bandwidth);

  • green (560nm center, 20nm bandwidth);

  • red (668nm center, 10nm bandwidth);

  • red edge (717nm center, 10nm bandwidth);

  • near-IR (840nm center, 40nm bandwidth).

RGB Color Output: Global shutter, aligned with all bands;

Ground Sample Distance (GSD): 8cm per pixel (per band) at 120m (~400 ft) AGL;

Capture Rate:1 capture per second (all bands), 12-bit RAW;

Interfaces: Serial, 10/100/1000 ethernet, removable Wi-Fi, external trigger, GPS, SDHC;

Field of View: 47.2° HFOV;

Triggering Options: Timer mode, overlap mode, external trigger mode (PWM, GPIO, serial, and Ethernet options), manual capture mode.

RedEdge-MX Imaging:

 

At MicaSense, we believe in delivering more than pretty pictures. We believe in providing scientific solutions that address real problems.

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  1. Chlorophyll Map: The red edge spectral band is the star here, working in conjunction with the other bands to provide a more accurate measure of not just plant vigor but plant health;

  2. NDVI Layer: This commonly known index compares the reflectance of the red band with that of the near-infrared band. However, this index alone provides limited information;

  3. Digital Surface Model: A DSM is an astonishingly advantageous tool in any agronomist’s arsenal, primarily because of its use in evaluating surface properties and water flow;

  4. RGB Image: RedEdge-MX features global shutters for distortion-free images, including narrowband red, green, and blue bands for RGB color images that when processed are aligned to all visible and non-visible bands and vegetation indices.

Altum

(Re)defining agricultural drone sensing.

 

One sensor. Thermal, multispectral, and high-res RGB imagery. Calibrated and synchronized.

Altum integrates a radiometric thermal camera with five high-resolution narrow bands, producing advanced thermal, multispectral and high-resolution imagery in one flight for advanced analytics.

Altum Features:

  • Capture aligned high-resolution, multispectral, and thermal imagery (LWIR) using only one sensor. Generate analytics for phenotyping, irrigation, and plant health from one data set.

  • Improved resolution means more accurate digital surface models, easier stitching at lower altitudes, and better plant classification and plant counting.

  • High-capacity USB storage means you can fly longer and cover more acreage. No more changing SD cards!

  • Fast capture rate enables faster flight speeds and lower flight altitudes.

  • Communication and triggering options allow for a customized integration; choose the configuration that best suits your project.

  • Standard 16 bit TIFF file ouputs give you full access to raw data so you can process it on the platform of your choosing.

  • DLS 2 features enhanced reflectance calibration, and combined GPS and DLS to simplify integration.

  • Discover the power of layers: Scroll through the high-res RGB, multispectral, and thermal images below and discover not only pre-existing irrigation leaks, but new leaks.

  • More detail from 400 ft. Five high-resolution lenses mean you get detailed plant health imagery (5.2cm GSD) and detailed Digital Surface Models all from 400 ft.

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DLS 2:

Altum comes with DLS 2, our next generation light sensor. With cutting-edge technology for irradiance and sun angle measurements, it provides more accurate, reliable data, substantially improves radiometric accuracy, and greatly reduces post-processing time. And, because it also contains an integrated GPS, setup with any aircraft is streamlined.

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Altum for DJI SkyPort

 

A plug and play integration right out of the box, Altum is available with the DJI SkyPort, enabling seamless integration with the DJI Matrice 200 series professional drones.

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VIEW SPECIFICATIONS:

Weight: Altum + DLS 2: 406.5g (14.34 oz) - Altum: 357g (12.6 oz);
DLS2: 49g (1.73 oz);
Wi-Fi Adapter: 2g (0.07 oz);
USB stick: 9g (0.32 oz).

Dimensions: 8.2cm x 6.7cm x 6.45cm - (3.2in x 2.6in x 2.5in);

External Power: 4.9 - 25.2 V;

Power Input: 5.5/7.0/10W (standby, average, peak);

Spectral Bands: blue, green, red, red edge, near infrared (NIR);

Wavelength (nm): RGB Color Output:High-resolution, global shutter, aligned with all bands:

 

  • blue (475nm center, 20nm bandwidth);

  • green (560nm center, 20nm bandwidth);

  • red (668nm center, 10nm bandwidth);

  • red edge (717nm center, 10nm bandwidth);

  • near-IR (840nm center, 40nm bandwidth).

Thermal: LWIR thermal infrared 8-14um - radiometrically calibrated;

Sensor Resolution: 2064 x 1544 (3.2 MP per EO band) at 120m (400ft) AGL 81cm per pixel (thermal) at 120m;

Ground Sample Distance (GSD): 5.2 cm per pixel (per EO band) at 120 m (~400 ft) AGL 81 cm per pixel (thermal) at 120m;

Capture Rate: 1 capture per second** (all bands), 12-bit RAW;

Interfaces: Aircraft: Trigger input, top of frame out, 1 PPS out. 3.3V isolated IO, 2x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports for WiFi or Ethernet and USB 3.0 Storage;

Field of View: 48° x 37° (multispectral) - 57° x 44° (thermal);

Focal Length: 8mm (multispectral) - 1.77mm (thermal);

Storage: USB 3.0 compatible storage devices.

**Capture rates vary based on write speed of USB storage device.