• eBee SQ by senseFly
• Battery Life: 55 minutes
• Camera: Parrot Sequoia
• Experience Level: Intermediate (not sure what the other options are)
• Applications: Agriculture
• Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtjqFtOvtIs&t=1s
• Product descsription:
The eBee SQ is an advanced agricultural drone that takes professionals such as crop consultants, growers and researchers from drone to action, simply and efficiently. The eBee SQ can fly for up to 55 minutes on a single battery charge. This performance enables it to cover up to 500 acres in a single flight at 400 ft above ground level—up to 10 times more ground than small quadcopter drones—for extremely efficient crop monitoring and analysis. The result is fewer flights per project, for less time spent collecting data and more time acting on it.
Precise crop data
The eBee SQ fully integrates Parrot’s ground-breaking Sequoia camera. This multispectral sensor captures data across four highly distinct spectral bands (near-infrared, red-edge, red and green) plus visible RGB imagery—in just one flight.
Once the drone’s images have been processed, using a solution such as Pix4Dmapper Ag/Pro (Desktop & Cloud) software or cloud-only solutions such as MicaSense ATLAS and AIRINOV’s, the Sequoia’s broad spectral data enables numerous vegetation indices to be computed including NDVI, NDRE, MCARI and CCCI. The resulting index maps can then be employed to assess factors such as a plant’s chlorophyll levels, a key indicator of crop health.
With Pix4Dmapper Ag/Pro, these index maps can be further adapted to create exportable prescriptions (i.e. application maps), allowing professionals to carefully optimise their crop treatments to improve production quality, boost yields and reduce costs.
Larger coverage for greater efficiency
The eBee SQ can fly for up to 55 minutes on a single battery charge. This performance enables it to cover up to 500 acres (200 ha) in a single flight at 400 ft (120 m) above ground level*—up to 10 times more ground than small quadcopter drones—for extremely efficient crop monitoring and analysis.
The result is fewer flights per project, for less time spent collecting data and more time acting on it.
The eBee SQ’s supplied planning and control software, called eMotion Ag, is compatible with Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS) and ag machinery. There is no need for ag professionals to reinvent how they work.
eMotion Ag was developed with expert input from leading agriculture service provider AIRINOV, whose team of agronomists has worked with more than 5,000 farmers across France and beyond. Compatible with Windows OS-based PCs and tablets, eMotion Ag is easy to use and designed to help ag professionals make every mission count. Its features include: direct importation of crop boundaries from the user’s FMIS, in shapefile format, for highly accurate and efficient mission planning; image overlap pre-sets to aid quick deployment; and multi-field uploads, enabling several fields to be included in a single flight plan.