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Sentera launches AGX840 professional quad drone sensor

A high-specification quad sensor for drone-based crop scanning is due to be available from February 2019.

The AGX840 from US-based Sentera is aimed at commercial enterprises and academic researchers using DJI Matrice M200 and M210 autonomous rotorcraft. It follows the introduction of a gimbal-mount version of Sentera’s Quad sensor for DJI Inspire and Matrice drones used by agronomists and others.

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The Sentera AGX840 is gimbal-mounted on a drone with gimbal control via iOS and Android apps for high-level image stability.
The Sentera AGX840 is gimbal-mounted on a drone with gimbal control via iOS and Android apps for high-level image stability.

Counter aircraft motion

The AGX840 is mounted to the drone by a high-speed brushless gimbal, which has been designed, says Sentera, for high-level image stability and control by stabilising the imager in flight. It aims to counter aircraft motion to ensure the image path is oriented straight down for high-accuracy applications, and full gimbal control via iOS and Android apps is supported, says Sentera.

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The sensor’s standard configuration of RGB, Red, Red Edge (NDRE) and NIR can be customised with a variety of standard or custom filtering options.
The sensor’s standard configuration of RGB, Red, Red Edge (NDRE) and NIR can be customised with a variety of standard or custom filtering options.

The sensor’s standard configuration of RGB, Red, Red Edge (NDRE) and NIR can be customised with a variety of standard or custom filtering options – with thousands of unique configurations, according to the manufacturer – and data from the AGX840 are said to be compatible with preferred software analytics tools.

Seamless software and data integration

DJI’s Payload Software Development Kit (P-SDK) and Skyport technology are said to assure seamless software and data integration, as well as ‘plug and play’ with snap-in, snap-out connectivity requiring no wires or special brackets. The device is available for pre-orders at prices from $ 4999.

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Sentera also introduced a gimbal-mount version of its Quad sensor for DJI Inspire and Matrice drones used by agronomists and others.
Sentera also introduced a gimbal-mount version of its Quad sensor for DJI Inspire and Matrice drones used by agronomists and others.

Product summary

Company: Sentera
Name: AGX840
Type: Four-channel crop scanning sensor
Key feature: Mounted on a brushless high-speed gimbal for stability in flight; four-channel sensor with standard and bespoke filtering for the widest possible scope of spectral data capture.
More info: www.sentera.com

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