Camera with five high-resolution narrow bands, producing advanced
thermal, multispectral and high-resolution imagery in one flight for
Comes with DLS 2, our next generation light sensor. With
cutting-edge technology for irradiance and sun angle measurements, it
provides more accurate, reliable data, substantially improves
radiometric accuracy, and greatly reduces post-processing time.
Manually measuring plant characteristics is time-consuming.
captures more data in less time, allowing researchers
different breeds react to certain environments
and modify desirable
traits in order to improve yield.
Altum captures high-resolution imagery that specialized software
algorithms can use to classify plants in a given field by size,
and canopy closure.
CROP HEALTH MAPPING
Altum captures visible and invisible spectral bands, as well as thermal
imagery. From the different bands, it is possible to generate indices to
detect early signs of crop stress and compare over time. Thermal
also provides valuable insights into plant health, since sick
transpiration and that is reflected into slight
Some differences among species may not be visible to the naked eye.
High-quality multispectral data allows for species differentiation by
highlighting characteristics such as chlorophyll content, vigor, and
Altum thermal imagery can provide powerful insights into water
helping identify overspray or missed areas by the difference
in crop and soil temperature.
High-resolution multispectral data can feed algorithms information for
plant counting, saving farmers hours, and making yield predictions more accurate.
Altum not only allows for easy identification of areas low in nutrients but
also help monitor the effects of fertilizer applications throughout the season
and determine if, when, and where a new application is needed.
Analytics developed with multispectral data can identify and highlight
weeds, as weeds may have a different spectral signature than the planted crop.
Altum's thermal imagery can help on the identification of irrigation
leaks since water has a cooling effect on the vegetation. Areas with
excessive irrigation will appear noticeable cooler than the rest of the field.
ADVANCED CROP SCOUTING
High-quality multispectral imagery provides advanced field scouting
capabilities. In one flight, it is possible to collect accurate and geotagged
information of a problem, making easy to assess the situation and determine the appropriate intervention.
By collecting both multispectral and thermal imagery, Altum can
identify diseases before symptoms are visible since the early signs
of disease are first apparent in the red edge band and can result
in small temperature changes.
One of the advantages of a calibrated multispectral sensor is the
generation of aligned outputs, which can be used to create digital
surface models (DSM). A DSM provides insights into water management,
land uses and terrain elevation.
Altum + DLS 2: 406.5 g
Altum: 357 g
DLS2: 49 g
8.2 cm x 6.7 cm x 6.45 cm
4.9 - 25.2 V
5.5/7.0/10W (standby, average, peak)
Blue, green, red, red edge, near infrared (NIR)
Blue (475 nm center, 32 nm bandwidth),
green (560 nm center, 27 nm bandwidth),
red (668 nm center, 16 nm bandwidth),
red edge (717 nm center, 12 nm bandwidth),
near-IR (842 nm center, 57 nm bandwidth)
|RGB Color Output|
High-resolution, global shutter, aligned with all bands
LWIR thermal infrared 8-14um. Radiometrically calibrated
2064 x 1544 (3.2 MP per EO band) at 120m (400ft) AGL 81cm per pixel (thermal) at 120m
|Ground Sample Distance (GSD)|
5.2 cm per pixel (per EO band) at 120 m (~400 ft) AGL
81 cm per pixel (thermal) at 120 m
1 capture per second (all bands), 12-bit RAW
Aircraft: Trigger input, top of frame out, 1 PPS out. 3.3V isolated IO
2x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports for WiFi or Ethernet and USB 3.0 Storage
|Field of View|
48° x 37° (multispectral)
57° x 44° (thermal)
8 mm (multispectral)
1.77 mm (thermal)
USB 3.0 compatible storage devices