Hardware for Multispectral Capture

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Users can use DroneDeploy to process Multispectral data and gain insights into Plant Health. This guide will review the basics of getting started with Multispectral Sensors.

Supported Multispectral Sensors*

*The following sensors are compatible with DroneDeploy processing. The sensors must be mounted to a supported drone to fly and capture with these sensors using DroneDeploy automated flight. 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:

Mavic 3 Multispectral

No, use another flight app, such as the DJI Pilot 2 app

4-band processing support 

(C. in the image below)

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*

*DroneDeploy does not support the Rededge-P at this time.

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. Your camera will have a specific filter depending on the sensor you use. 

 

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Below is 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)

(Mavic 3 Multispectral Processing)
Since the M3M has no blue band, you can upload the four bands (red, green, RE, NIR) to produce the orthos and conduct Plant Health analysis.

 

Multispectral uploads are only supported via the Legacy uploader.

 

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

 

Band Information Quick Links

 Slantrange 3p

 Slantrange 3px

 

Mavic 3 Multispectral

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 can choose the algorithm (or index) from which you wish to view your data. 

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 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 to view their plant health data in sections.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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