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senseFly launches the high precision, large coverage eBee SQ drone

By [email protected] - 21st September 2016 - 15:33

senseFly expanded its portfolio with the launch of the new eBee SQ fixed-wing agricultural drone. This cutting-edge unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is built for the Parrot Sequoia multispectral camera and can cover up to 10 times more ground than small quadcopter drones. The eBee SQ is an advanced agricultural system that combines the benefits of precise crop imaging with large ground coverage, and is fully compatible with existing agricultural workflows. The eBee SQ fully integrates Parrot’s ground-breaking Sequoia camera. This multispectral sensor captures data across four highly distinct spectral bands (near-infrared, red-edge, red and green) plus visible RGB imagery—in just one flight. Once the drone’s images have been processed, the Sequoia’s broad spectral data enables numerous vegetation indices to be computed. The resulting index maps can then be employed to assess factors such as a plant’s chlorophyll levels, a key indicator of crop health.