The Quad Sensor is designed to provide high-precision, low-distortion vegetative health data tailored for unique applications. The new update is said to improve throughput and imager performance, along with updated packaging for simplified integration with common drone platforms.
Features include standard Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), Green NDVI, Normalized Difference Red Edge (NDRE), and high-resolution color data capture – all in a single flight. The simultaneous collection of NDVI and NDRE data provides accurate insights about crop health while streamlining operations, while custom filtering options provide “virtually limitless” configuration options.
“We designed the Quad Sensor with the university, researcher worker, and scientist in mind,” says Ryan Nelson, chief mechanical engineer for Sentera. “The sensor needed to be customizable and offer users an outstanding opportunity to configure a powerful sensor to their exact specifications. The Quad Sensor allows targeting of specific vegetative indices, something not easily accomplished using other, commercially available sensors.”
The Quad Sensor is designed to integrate easily with multiple commercial drones including the DJI Inspire 1 and Phantom 3, 3DR Solo, and the Sentera Phoenix fixed-wing platforms.