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With its synchronized multispectral and thermal bands and pan-sharpened multispectral outputs, MicaSense's Altum-PT provides more than twice as much spatial resolution in multispectral and thermal data compared to the original Altum.
Due to these improvements in resolution, Altum-PT is perfect for intensive research applications and high-value crop management in production agriculture, from plant scientists seeking leaf-level detail in their phenotyping efforts to farmers wishing to optimize irrigation practices in the face of worldwide climate change.
Agricultural and remote sensing are combined in the MicaSense Altum-PT, a powerful 3-in-1 Ag payload. This system integrates a 12MP panchromatic sensor, a 320x256 FLIR 320x256 FLIR Boson® radiometric thermal sensor, and five discrete spectral bands.
Users can obtain synchronized outputs within a single flight like RGB color, crop vigor, heat maps, and high-resolution panchromatic imagery. Higher resolutions also open up more analytical possibilities.
You can detect issues even in the early stages of plant development with this multispectral payload.
Moreover, Altum-PT features a global shutter for distortion-free results on any platform, several APIs for compatibility with multiple processing platforms, and CFexpress removable storage, which allows for two captures per second for maximum speeds and the shortest turnaround time.
The timing, frequency, and duration of irrigation are crucial factors in production agriculture because they directly impact the health of crops. Thermal imagery from Altum-PT provides valuable insight into irrigation management, helping irrigation managers determine the appropriate watering schedule and how much water to use.
The high-resolution multispectral imagery provided by Altum-PT can assist users in identifying problems that affect the plant canopy's physiology. Physiological damage is often caused by diseases, insects, and nutrient imbalances before symptoms are visible in RGB. The different multispectral indices and composites of pan-sharpened data can help detect these issues earlier.
The process of manually measuring plant characteristics is time-consuming. With Altum-PT, researchers can gather more data in less time, making it easier to understand the effects of growing conditions on different traits.
Time-consuming and costly methods are commonly used to estimate fruit yield, such as manual fruit counting or time series analysis. Through its combination of high-resolution RGB, multispectral, and thermal imagery, the Altum-PT offers more precise yield predictions through algorithm-based fruit counting and temperature analysis.
The canopy temperature is an important indicator of plant stress. The Altum-PT thermal imager enables farmers to monitor plant physiological status and detect subtle changes in canopy temperature, which might indicate water stress.
Through the cooling effects of water on the ground and vegetation, the Altum-PT's thermal imaging capability can help identify clogs in irrigation systems and irrigation leaks. An overly irrigated field will appear noticeably cooler than the rest. Conversely, the temperature will be higher in parts of the field that don't receive irrigation.
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