Sentera announced new additions to its small, lightweight high precision single sensor product family. The new High-Precision NDVI Single and High-Precision NDRE Single utilize patent-pending technology to improve spectral band separation and generate more accurate vegetation index measurements.
The High-Precision Single sensor is available in two variants: normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and normalized difference red edge (NDRE).
As with all members of the Single product line, the new sensors integrate onto any drone, helping agronomists, consultants and producers identify growth issues earlier and with greater precision. The sensors are available pre-installed on DJI Phantom 4, Mavic and Inspire equipment or as dealer-installed upgrades to customer-owned drones.
The new sensor will make it easier for users to integrate satellite-based index data with drone-based index data. The High Precision filters more closely match the spectral filtering used on most space-based imagers, but retain the same advantages in image resolution compared to satellites.
High-Precision NDVI and NDRE Single sensors collect the precise, narrow bands that agronomists, crop consultants and growers rely on to help determine crop vigor. Sentera’s filtering technology effectively rejects out-of-band leakage before it can contaminate the measurement and lead to error in vegetative index computation.
Converted point-and-shoot cameras or modified drone cameras without proper filtering will exhibit out-of-channel leakage, producing less accurate index. Sentera’s High-Precision Single sensors use specialized filters, enabling NDVI and NDRE data capture with high precision.
Sentera’s Precision Agriculture Sensor solutions, combined with AgVault web, desktop, and mobile, offer users an end-to-end data capture solution. Precise sensor data seamlessly integrates with AgVault where real-time crop health data can be analyzed, and analytics are easily performed on or off the field.
Sentera’s High Precision NDVI Single and High Precision NDRE Single sensors easily integrate with the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, Mavic, and Inspire 1 drones as well as several other platforms.