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Drone flight parameters for Agriculture

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AGRICULTURE

ProductsScouting mapsFcover Emergence Flowering StayGreenPlant height (Field crops)Gaps and Count (Field crops)Precision weed control
Fixed WingRGB
  • Flight height : Minimum 90 m (~GSD=6cm) (2)
  • Forward overlap : 80%
  • Side overlap : 80%
  • Flight height : 70 m for UX11 AG (~GSD=5cm) (1)(2) Otherwise : 90 m
  • Forward overlap : 80%
  • Side overlap : 80%
Multispectral
Lidar mVux
MultirotorRGB
  • Flight height : Minimum 90 m (~GSD=6cm) (2)
  • Forward overlap : 80%
  • Side overlap : 80%
  • Flight height : between 50 m (~GSD=3,5cm) and 80 m (~GSD=5,5cm) (1) (2)
  • Forward overlap : 80%
  • Side overlap : 80%
Multispectral
Tips
  • Set GCP (otherwise, use a PPK enabled UAV and a GPS base station)
  • Avoid to fly during azimut sun period or when the sun is low (shadows)
  • Avoid to fly when the weather is alternating between sunny and cloudy
  • Take pictures of the calibration panel BEFORE and AFTER the flight (multispectral)
  • If there are multiple flights on the the same Area of Interest (for a campaign), the UAV must be equiped with PPK or RTK function. In addition, we recommend to use a mobile GNSS station. If you use a fixed known GNSS station, the maximum distance to the Area of Interest is 15km.
  • Add additionnal UAV trajectories outside the Area of Interest
  • (1) The Canopy Size must be equal to twice the GSD : ex: Canopy size is 8 cm; GSD must be 4 cm
  • (2) GSD calculated for Micasense RedEdge MX sensor.

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