AgEagle Aerial Systems, a drone technology company, has expanded its MicaSense series of drone sensors with the introduction of a new product, the RedEdge-P dual. This advanced sensor combines high-resolution multispectral and RGB composite capabilities, enabling DJI operators to utilize their drones for various applications such as plant classification, weed identification, environmental research and conservation, and vegetation analysis of water bodies.
The RedEdge-P dual is a fusion of AgEagle's RedEdge-P and RedEdge-P blue cameras, with the addition of a coastal blue band, the first of its kind in the market. This unique feature makes it particularly suitable for vegetation analysis of water bodies, facilitating applications like environmental monitoring, water management, habitat protection, identification of vegetation species and weeds, as well as plant differentiation and counting, including invasive species.
With a coverage of 10 multispectral bands at 1.6 MP each and a global shutter encompassing all 10 lenses, the RedEdge-P dual ensures high-quality imagery without degradation caused by vibrations. Notably, this sensor is purpose-built to mirror the bands of Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 satellites in a single drone flight, offering a higher resolution of 2cm/0.8 inch per pixel at 60 meters/200 feet.
One of the key advantages of this system is its sharper imagery, enabling early detection of smaller issues and facilitating more reliable decision-making. Additionally, by comparing drone and satellite imagery and leveraging previously created vegetation indices, users can model trends and make more accurate yield predictions for the future.
Michael O'Sullivan, AgEagle's chief commercial officer, highlights the features of the RedEdge-P dual, stating,
"Similar to our RedEdge-P and Altum-PT sensors, the RedEdge-P dual features double radiometric calibration, a panchromatic sensor for improved image resolution, a global shutter for distortion-free results, and open APIs for ease of integration."