Sentera is the latest company to announce a dual sensor. They just announced their Multispectral Double 4K Sensor, offering five precise spectral bands: blue, green, red, red edge, and near-infrared (NIR). This sensor enables users to collect visual band imagery as well as vegetation indices based upon the addition of NIR or Red Edge, including normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and normalized difference vegetation red edge (NDRE). They are also following the trend of announcing a product before it is actually avaiable.
The sensor is designed to help agronomists, crop consultants and growers identify issues with their crops earlier and with better precision.
All data is compatible with Sentera’s AgVault web, mobile, and desktop software, and the sensor is comes with a plug-and-play gimbal for the DJI Inspire 1 platform that actively stabilizes the sensor during flight – regardless of drone speed, pitch, or yaw – producing distortion-free crop health data.
“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 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 quickly clicks into the drone’s camera socket without adjustments. While in flight, the sensor automatically captures crop health data in a single pass and according to the user’s desired flight parameters.
Users can swap out the gimbaled Multispectral Double 4K sensor for another DJI gimbal at any time.
The Multispectral Double 4K sensor easily integrates onto the DJI Inspire 1, Matrice 100, 200, and 600 drone platforms and will ship in May. Click here to learn more, or visit Sentera’s website to pre-order.
Watch a 50-second video showing how easy it is to install the Double 4K sensor on an Inspire 1 drone.