Multispectral imaging has long been used to collect data-rich images which reveal things not visible to the naked eye, but equipment for this has traditionally been bulky, heavy, and expensive. Taking advantage of the newly miniaturized Tetracam ADC Micro camera, Draganfly Innovations now provides this payload for their Draganflyer helicopter line. The Tetracam ADC Micro is highly sensitive to vegetation, making it ideal for monitoring crop and environmental health.
The new Tetracam multi-spectral payload system is mounted via a two-axis stabilized brushless gimbal and includes a wireless digital video down-link. The Tetracam ADC Micro camera comes with PixelWrench2 processing software including image editing programs and tools for managing and processing multi-spectral images.
Multi-spectral imaging provides a quick visual means to assess the health of crops and identify damage caused by pests or invasive weed growth. From this data, the proper corrective action can be determined. Combining multi-spectral imaging technology with state-of-the-art Draganﬂy helicopter systems provide a convenient means for farmers, agriculture consultants, and insurance companies to quickly inspect, measure, and assess crop health or damage, using aerial spot checks or large acreage coverage.