Our Multispectral Pod contains a TETRACAM MINI MCA. The Mini-MCA system contains 4 or 6 factory-aligned multi-spectral cameras. Each camera contains a customer-specified narrow-band filter that is inserted between the lens and sensor. With each exposure, 4 or 6 separate bands of visible or near-infrared radiation move through each camera's lens and filter to form a separate monochromatic image on the camera's sensor. The images from each camera in the array are simultaneously transferred to each camera's compact flash memory card for later access by the user.
Analysis of the combination of multi-spectral images captured during each exposure enables you to identify plant stress factors, soil types, fertilizers, or insecticides; differentiate plant species or recognize other plant, soil or chemical conditions that are, in each case, able to be identified by their unique spectral signature. Mini-MCA systems are also used to graphically illustrate vegetation indices such as NDVI that are defined by relationships of specific narrow-band wavelengths. Additional information about observed vegetation may be derived from these.
Out the box our Multispectral Pod comes with a non-gimballed robust sensor mount which is ideal for capturing high definition imagery while maintaining lifelong durability and protection to the sensors. However our this pod can be upgraded to include our custom built QuestGimbal that ensures all imagery is stabilised by using a highly accurate counteracting gyro stabilisation system. This provides the user with a range of options for data capture in varying weather/operating conditions. This will ensure that the data captured is best optimised for post processing using the our recommended software.
This pod can be upgraded with a parachute landing option that can make the general operation of the UAV considerably simpler for inexperienced users, or for landing in small spaces. The parachute is deployed through a switch on the pilot’s transmitter, giving the pilot control over exact time of deployment - a key factor in any successful UAV parachute deployment systems. The parachute can also be deployed as a safety function should the pilot consider that the UAV or the flight is in danger.
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