Sentera Adds Late-Season Data Capture Options to DJI Phantom 4 Series Drones

Double 4K for Phantom 4 Series | Precision Ag | NDVI NDRE

09 Aug Sentera Adds Late-Season Data Capture Options to DJI Phantom 4 Series Drones

Double 4K for Phantom 4 series offers fully customizable filters for impeccable crop health insights

Today, Sentera announced the availability of its Double 4K precision agriculture sensor on DJI Phantom 4 Professional, Advanced, and Standard drones. This offering provides Double 4K quality at entry-level pricing, expanding late-season data collection options for agronomists, crop consultants, and growers.

Several system configurations are available including collection of normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), normalized difference red edge (NDRE), and high-resolution RGB data in a single flight. The Double 4K for Phantom 4 series drones creates a robust yet affordable solution that helps users quickly detect and respond to problems.

Just in Time for Late Season Decisions

Better in-field data leads to better decisions, which translate into improved outcomes. The Double 4K sensor delivers outstanding high-resolution crop health imagery and data.

“We’ve experienced tremendous demand for our Double 4K Sensor during the first half of the 2017 North American growing season. We are excited to extend compatibility to the popular Phantom 4 drone family — just as critical late-season applications are being calculated,” remarked Kris Poulson, vice president of agriculture for Sentera. “This solution gives ag professionals more control over their data capture than ever before, offering multiple configuration options on an easy-to-use platform.”

A Variety of Data Capture Options

By retaining full functionality of the DJI Phantom 4 stock camera while integrating the versatile Sentera Double 4K sensor onto the commercial drone, ag professionals can capture even more data, all in a single flight.

The Double 4K for Phantom 4 will be available in two different configurations:

  • Five-band Multispectral (blue, green, red, red edge, and near-infrared (NIR)
  • Precision NDVI + Precision NDRE (for use with specific digital agriculture platforms)

Leveraging the Data

All data is seamlessly compatible with Sentera’s AgVault™ Web, Mobile, and Desktop Software, integrating the Double 4K data with all major digital agriculture platforms.

Compatible Platforms

Existing Phantom 4 Professional, Advanced, or Standard drones can be sent directly to a Sentera-authorized reseller for modification. Producers who want to obtain a new Phantom 4 Professional drone with an installed Sentera Double 4K Sensor can purchase an integrated system directly through Sentera’s dealer network. Visit Sentera’s Dealer Locator to find an authorized dealer near you.

Visit Sentera’s website to learn more.

 


 

About Sentera

Sentera is a leading supplier of integrated remote sensing and IoT solutions to the agriculture industry, making it easy for users to bring in-field data off the farm for further analysis. Sentera equipment has flown tens of millions of acres all over the world.

Media contact information: Sarah Ritzen, 952-242-9245, sarah.ritzen@sentera.com

 


 

2 Comments
  • Joan-Cristian Padró
    Posted at 01:45h, 16 May Reply

    Dear,

    MicaSense Sequoia and RedEdge make use of a reference (sunshine sensor or ground panels) to estimate the total downwelling irradiance and further calculate the surface reflectance. How do you solve this issue?

    Kind regards,
    Cristian

    • Sentera
      Posted at 11:37h, 06 June Reply

      Joan-Christian, We offer a light sensor for advanced users looking to correct for ambient lighting conditions. And, alternatively, we recommend reflectance panels as the best way to correct for ambient color variation. We do not recommend irradiance correction to most of our customers. In general, the correction is miniscule particularly compared with effects from higher incident angles due to BRDF and not pointing the camera straight down. This is the reason we strive to ensure all of our products can be gimbal stabilized. The vast majority of customers will gain no measurable benefit from ambient light correction, but gimbal stabilization will typically yield a coverage and data accuracy benefit. We hope this information helps!

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