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Multispectral Sensor

Providing a comprehensive view into crop health

One Sensor, Countless Applications

Manually measuring plant characteristics is time-consuming. RedEdge-MX captures more data in less time, allowing researchers to understand how different breeds react to certain environments and modify desirable traits in order to improve yield.

Low chlorophyll content is often an early indicator of plant stress. RedEdge-MX captures both visible and invisible spectral bands. From the different bands, it is possible to generate indices to see individual chlorophyll levels in the plants and compare over time.

RedEdge-MX can provide powerful insights into water management. For example, color composites using the NIR band (like CIR) can help users identify overly damp areas. In addition, areas that are benefiting from excess irrigation will be highlighted.

RedEdge-MX 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.

RedEdge-MX captures a critical part of the light spectrum for studying plants (712–722 nm), called the red edge band. It is in this section of the spectrum that the first signs of stress start to show. Using analytics generated with the red edge band, growers can identify disease sooner and act faster to stop the spread.

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 leaf size.

Analytics developed with multispectral data can identify and highlight weeds, as weeds may have a different spectral signature than the planted crop.

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.

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.

By measuring the reflectance on the red edge band, RedEdge allows the detection of irrigation leaks. The reflectance of the plants located in the areas with excessive irrigation varies from the rest of the field, oftentimes appearing healthier and showing high NDRE values.

Key Features

Calibrated Narrow Bands
Five narrow high resolution (8 cm/pixel at 400 ft) spectral bands captured during one flight. Calibrated for precise, repeatable measurements.
Rugged and Durable
New aluminum body for better durability and performance in higher temperatures. Global shutter imagers – no gimbal required and no moving parts.
Full Flexibility

Compact size allows for integration with a wide variety of drones. Full access to raw data; outputs can be generated using a wide variety of processing and analysis platforms.

Calibrated Multispectral Imagery

RedEdge-MX is one of the most flexible solutions on the market, with optimized GSD (resolution), the new DLS 2 light sensor, a global shutter for distortion-free images, the ability to generate plant health indexes and RGB (color) images from one flight, and the freedom of platform-agnostic data. All in a compact size and low weight that allow it to be used with a wide variety of unmanned aircraft systems

Micasense Increases Data Accuracy and Repeatability

You know the benefits of forecasting and data precision. We have a focus on accuracy and repeatability in our data and analysis, so that you can trust the data we help you gather. Take a look at our blog to see multiple case studies that can show you how we do it and how it can help your business.
 
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RedEdge-MX Sensor Specifications

Weight

231.9 g (8.18 oz.)
(includes DLS 2 and cables)

Dimensions

8.7cm x 5.9cm x 4.54cm
(3.4in x 2.3in x 1.8in)/td>

External Power

4.2 V DC - 15.8 V DC
4 W nominal, 8 W peak

Spectral Bands

Blue, green, red, red edge, near-IR
(global shutter, narrowband)

Wavelength (nm)

Blue (475 nm center, 32 nm bandwidth),
green (560 nm center, 27 nm bandwidth),
red (668 nm center, 14 nm bandwidth),
red edge (717 nm center, 12 nm bandwidth),
near-IR (842 nm center, 57 nm bandwidth)

RGB Color Output

Global shutter, aligned with all bands

Ground Sample Distance (GSD)

8 cm per pixel (per band) at 120 m (~400 ft) AGL

Capture Rate

1 capture per second (all bands), 12-bit RAW

Interfaces

Serial, 10/100/1000 ethernet, removable Wi-Fi, external trigger, GPS, SDHC

Field of View

47.2° HFOV

Triggering Options

Timer mode, overlap mode, external trigger mode (PWM, GPIO, serial, and Ethernet options), manual capture mode

RedEdge-MX Sensor Kit

RedEdge-MX is a professional multispectral sensor for agriculture. It captures both the spectral bands required for basic crop health indexes and additional bands to power further analytics. It gives you optimized GSD (resolution), a downwelling light sensor, a global shutter, RGB color images aligned with all bands, GigE Ethernet connectivity, removable Wi-Fi attachments, and platform-agnostic data and integration. All in a compact size that allows it to be used with a wide variety of unmanned aircraft systems.

  • Metal case for extreme durability
  • DLS 2 for enhanced light calibration
  • Captures five narrow spectral bands
  • Generates plant health indexes and RGB (color) images from one flight
  • Designed for easy and flexible integration
  • Calibrated for precise, repeatable measurements
  • Operates in temperatures up to 60℃ or 140℉

Kit includes: RedEdge-MX, DLS 2 with embedded GPS, Calibrated Reflectance Panel, lens cover and hard carrying case.

RedEdge-MX Sensor Kit with DJI Skyport

Our rugged, built-to-last, professional multispectral sensor for agricultural drone mapping. Now ready to integrate with DJI SkyPort enabled drones. The DJI SkyPort kits include everything needed for integrating RedEdge-MX with the M300, M200 V1 and V2, and the M210 V1 and V2 drones. However, Integration with DJI M210 RTK drone has not been validated, therefore we cannot ensure compatibility.

RedEdge-MX is a professional multispectral sensor for agriculture. It captures both the spectral bands required for basic crop health indexes and additional bands to power further analytics. It gives you optimized GSD (resolution), a downwelling light sensor, a global shutter, RGB color images aligned with all bands, GigE Ethernet connectivity, removable Wi-Fi attachments, and platform-agnostic data and integration.

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