Base Cost: $5,000 USD
Maximum Take-off Weight: 15.1 kg
Payload: Up to 6 kg
Max Flight Time: 16 min with 6 kg payload -- 40 min with no payload
Control Range: 2.2 mi (3.5 km)
FLIR Tau® 2 640 is a thermal imaging camera offers an unmatched set of features for demanding applications through sUAS. Tau® 2 capabilities include radiometry, increased sensitivity (<30 mK), 640/60 Hz frame rates, and powerful image processing modes that dramatically improve detail and contrast.
The MicaSense RedEdge is a multispectral imaging sensor specifically designed for agriculture applications. It has five discrete imagers and uses a downwelling light sensor to calibrate the images.
In fall 2017 the RedEdge was discontinued and replaced by the RedEdge-M. This new sensor shares many specifications of the original sensor, with improvements found in this article https://blog.micasense.com/rededge-m-more-compact-more-flexible-and-even-more-powerful-2b8e4b550670 .
The Nano-Hyperspec® is an integrated hyperspectral sensor that operates in the Visible and Near Infrared (VNIR) (400 nm –1,000 nm) spectral range. Furthermore, the sensor also has the capacity of on-board data collection and storage up to 480 GB and includes GPS/IMU functionality. This allows the payload bay of the sUAV to be optimized for other needs such as video or thermal imaging. Weight and space is saved, making for a more efficient airborne solution.
The EOS 5DsR offers the highest megapixels ever seen in a Canon full-frame sensor (50.6MP.) Targeted for clients who require optimal image sharpness for use in post-processing. The sensor includes a low pass cancellation filter to boost the maximum resolution and quality of visible images. It also incorporates an advanced 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type points, delivering incredible levels of image sharpness and accuracy across the frame.
The FLIR Vue Pro R is FLIR’s latest thermal only sensor that is purpose-built for UAS. Building upon the FLIR Tau 2, the Vue Pro R is the same sensor, but with added functionality and convenience for the UAS use-case. These functions include direct media storage to a micro SD card, Bluetooth connectivity via a mobile app to change sensor settings, and MAVlink integration alongside PWM controls for integration to flight controllers like Pixhawk. This specific variant of the sensor has a radiometric capability, as denoted by the “R” in the name, which means there is temperature information for every pixel. Variants without this capability only glean temperature values for the center pixels. Other variants of this sensor can differ in the focal length, frame rate, and resolution.
The DJI Zenmuse X5 is a 3-axis stabilized imaging sensor with swappable lenses. It is compatible with the DJI Inspire 1 series.
The HDL-32E LiDAR sensor is designed to exceed the demands of the most challenging, real-world industrial applications including aerial 3D mapping and security surveillance. The HDL-32E’s innovative multi-channel array enables navigation and mapping systems to observe more of their environment than any other LiDAR sensor. The HDL-32E generates a point cloud of up to 700,000 points per second with a range of up to 100 m and a typical accuracy of ±2 cm. The resulting comprehensive point cloud coverage within a single data stream makes the HDL-32E an indispensable part of any sensor suite.
The Matrice 600 Pro (M600 Pro) contains pre-installed arms and antennas that decrease setup time, and a modular design with high versatility to incorporate additional modules (payloads). The airframe includes the A3 Pro flight controller, Lightbridge 2 HD transmission system, and Intelligent Batteries. Ideal for professional aerial photography and industrial applications.
- Propeller Diagonal: 1133 mm
- Storage size: H553 mm x W402 mm x L437 mm
- Weight: 1,000 g (without sensor)
- Max ascent speed: 16.4 ft/s (5 m/s)
- Max descent speed: 9.84 ft/s (3 m/s)
- Max forward speed: 40 mph (65 kph)
- Operating Temperature Range: 14°F to 104°F (-10°C to 40°C)
- Control range: 2.2 mi (3.5 km)
- Wind Limit: 17.9 mph (28.8 kph)
- Base Cost: $5,000 USD
- Required: SD Memory Cards, Extra batteries ($199/each), charger, tablet (Apple or Android)
- Optional: Sun visors, durable transport case, and Wi-Fi hotspot
- Flight Planning Software: DJI Go, DJI Ground Station Pro