Hardware for Multispectral Capture

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Users can use DroneDeploy for processing of Multispectral data in order to gain insights into Plant Health. In this guide, we'll go over the basics on getting started with Multispectral Sensors.

Supported Multispectral Sensors*

*The following sensors are compatible with DroneDeploy processing. To fly and capture with these sensors using DroneDeploy automated flight, the sensors will need to be mounted to a supported drone. From there, toggle the "3rd party camera" option in preferences to control the camera capture.

 

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DroneDeploy supports the following Multispectral Sensors for Processing:

Camera Type:

Flight - Mounted to Supported Drones

Where to Upload:

Slantrange 3p and 3px 

Yes, use 3rd party camera toggle within user preferences and use the SlantRange app (details below)

Slantrange section within the Upload Page
(B. in the image below)

Phantom 4 Pro Multispectral

No, use another flight app such as DJI GS PRO

Multispectral Upload Section
(C. in the image below)

Sentera High-Precision NDVI Single Sensors and Sentera Double 4K

Yes, use 3rd party camera toggle within user preferences

Single/Double Upload like a normal map
(A. in the image below)

AgEagle Micasense Rededge-M, MX

Yes, use 3rd party camera toggle within user preferences

Multispectral Upload Section
(C. in the image below)

Parrot Sequoia

Not supported

Not supported

Altum

Yes, use 3rd party camera toggle within user preferences

Multispectral Upload Section
(C. in the image below)

 

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For more information on flying with Sentera or Slantrange please visit our dedicated support pages. For more information on using Modified Cameras check out our Modified Camera support page.

 

Viewing the Plant Health Layer

Once you have uploaded your images you can toggle on the Plant Health Layer to view your data. Depending on the sensor you use, your camera will have a specific filter. 

 

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Below are the list of band orders available:

  • RGB (Red, Green, Blue)
  • NRG (Near Infrared, Red, Green)
  • NGB (Near Infrared, Green, Blue)
  • RGN (Red, Green, Near Infrared)
  • NB (Near Infrared, Blue)
  • NG (Near Infrared, Green)

 You'll want to verify your band order with the company you bought the sensor from.

 

Band Information quick Links

 Slantrange 3p

 Slantrange 3px

Phantom 4 Pro Multispectral

Sentera High-Precision NDVI Single Sensors 

Sentera Double 4K

Rededge

 

Once you have selected the filter you want to use you'll be able to choose the algorithm (or index) you would like to view your data in. 

Cameras that capture Red, Green and Blue light (RGB) apply the VARI algorithm to assess plant health. Cameras that capture Near Infrared light can apply the following algorithms:
NDVI, ENDVI, GNDVI, SAVI, OSAVI, RDVI

To learn more about the different algorithms available for you within the Plant Health layer of DroneDeploy check out our Viewing Plant Health Within DroneDeploy Page.

 

Grid and Zone Management

Users can also employ zone and grid management in the plant health section if they would like to view their plant health data in sections.

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For more information on using the grid and zone toggle check out our Plant Health Zone documentation here.

 

 

 

 

 

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