Sentera, the industry-leading ag analytics platform powered by machine studying, at present introduced the launch of its Direct Georeferencing (DGR) System, which shortly connects to an ag drone so as to add high-precision location certainty to high-resolution aerial imagery.
“Drones have reworked knowledge assortment processes for agriculture,” stated Ryan Nelson, chief mechanical engineer, Sentera. “With the DGR, we’re taking it one step additional by eliminating inefficiencies so our prospects can ship insights sooner.”
The Sentera DGR System encompasses a tactical-grade inertial measurement unit (IMU) and RTK GPS that tightly integrates with a sensor, like Sentera’s 6X Multispectral or 6X Thermal. DGR-enabled merchandise shortly join with appropriate drones, together with the DJI Matrice 300 and several other MAVLINK-based platforms.
The DGR System provides high-precision geolocation data in real-time, which implies fewer photos are required to cowl the identical space. Consequently, customers can get rid of the necessity for the orthomosaic stitching course of. In real-world use, drone flight instances lower by as much as 60 p.c, and the time to maneuver from assortment to evaluation will be lowered by as much as 8x.
“Many instances, picture stitching is only a crucial evil to assemble the information that produces a crop perception,” stated Nelson. “With the DGR System, this course of is eradicated – utterly reworking how briskly we will ship knowledge.”
As a result of picture stitching is not required to exactly geolocate knowledge, many evaluation workflows will be completed proper on the subject edge. The place cloud-based processing is most well-liked, the DGR System’s dramatic discount in knowledge quantity accelerates manufacturing charges versus present methods.
“Effectivity within the subject permits our prospects to spend their time the place it issues most – analyzing key crop well being and efficiency measurements to validate outcomes and efficiency,” stated Nelson.
Extra particulars concerning the DGR System and the worth it supplies to researchers and product builders might be shared in Sentera’s webinar on November 10, “Maximizing Ag Information Precision with the DGR System.”
For extra details about the DGR System, go to https://www.sentera.com.