Next-Gen Agricultural Multispectral Sensor Integrates Pix4D Software

By Mike Ball / 13 Apr 2018

Parrot Sequoia+ Multispectral SensorParrot has announced the development of Parrot Sequoia+, a new generation of its multispectral sensor that allows users to automatically calibrate multispectral images using Pix4D‘s Pix4Dmapper or Pix4Dag software without the need for a calibration target. This results in a better user experience, as well as more consistent reflectance calculations.

Thanks to Pix4D’s new radiometric processing pipeline, Parrot Sequoia+ enables a more consistent evaluation of collected data and improves the user experience by removing the need for a reflectance target. Farmers and agronomists are able to access absolute reflectance measurements, saving them time and providing them with highly accurate vegetation index maps (such as NDVI and NDRE) and in-depth analysis.

Parrot’s R&D department worked alongside Pix4D to create target-less calibration, enabling very precise crop data capture.

Data captured by the new solution can be used to:

  • Visualise & understand the crop health by using very accurate vegetation indices
  • Monitor the evolution of a crop (propagation of a disease or the effect of a treatment)
  • Generate management zones and track progress of seeding efforts
  • Optimise fertiliser strategies to improve overall productivity
  • Export accurate map outputs into farm management platforms.
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