New Multispectral Sensor Released for Agriculture Drones

By Mike Ball / 07 Mar 2017
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SLANTRANGE 3p multispectral sensor
SLANTRANGE has announced the release of the company’s new 3p multispectral sensor system for agriculture drones. The 3p is built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight drone platform, a highly optimized platform for drones and robotics applications, providing the 3p with a powerful on-board processing solution.

“Agriculture plays an important role globally and applying drone technologies with analytics has a lot of potential to help the farming industry,” said Said Bakadir, Product Manager, Staff, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight is an ideal platform to provide the processing power for SLANTRANGE’s on-board analytics, and the 3p showcases how our connectivity and compute technologies can not only contribute to the growing commercial drone industry but can help the farming industry.”

The 3p harnesses the power of Snapdragon Flight to provide quantitative metrics about the status, health, and yield potential of crops immediately after a drone flight, enabling growers, agronomists, and drone service providers to scale their operations almost anywhere in the world, with no dependence on high-bandwidth network infrastructure or large-scale computing power. The 3p also incorporates SLANTRANGE’s patented technique for delivering accurate crop measurements under changing sunlight conditions, a critical prerequisite for trend analysis and yield forecasting.

The 3p leverages the capabilities of SlantView, the in-field software analytics solution developed by SLANTRANGE, which will soon be available with a variety of flexible processing options to meet the needs of users from academic researchers to global enterprise customers to the smallest of farmers.

“The 3p is the first platform to push aerial imaging analytics directly to the farm, so the value of aerial crop measurement can truly benefit all of the world’s farming acres, not just the small fraction of acres with high-bandwidth network access,” said Michael Ritter, CEO of SLANTRANGE. “The 3p is the most efficient and effective collection and analytics solution for the agriculture drone market and provides a scalable platform for growth and expansion to address the massive market for aerial agricultural imaging.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact