The ready-to-use system from US manufacturer Headwall Photonics is equally suitable for precision agriculture, environmental protection, forestry and surface mining. It is based on a professional multi-copter with adapted gimbal for image stabilization. Integral components are also position sensors for flight parameter control, VNIR or SWIR hyperspectral image sensors and software for flight planning, post-processing, image correction, analysis and linkage with geodata.
Depending on the application, the system is equipped with a nano-hyperspec VNIR sensor for the visible and near-infrared wavelength range or with a micro-hyperspec sensor for SWIR, i.e. the short-wave infrared range. An additional lidar module can be integrated as an option.
Parameters such as vegetation indices can be recorded at the touch of a button. However, other parameters such as plant infestation by diseases or pests can also be determined using suitable models.
Polytec delivers the system complete in a transport case including training and one year of technical support. The company offers exclusive consulting, evaluation, sales and service for the German-speaking countries and the Benelux countries.