MicaSense has released the RedEdge-MX dual-camera imaging system, a 10-band multispectral solution designed for aerial applications such as coastline monitoring, vegetation research and drone/satellite imagery comparisons.
The solution features the RedEdge-MX camera and the new RedEdge-MX Blue camera. Along with the standard bands of the RedEdge-MX, the RedEdge-MX Blue offers a group of five filters, including a coastal blue band and two new red edge bands.
For uses such as shallow-water environmental monitoring and detailed chlorophyll efficiency analysis, twice the available bands means twice the analytical capabilities, explains MicaSense.
Additionally, the solution captures the bands of Landsat 8 and Sentinel satellites, enabling direct data comparison between satellite and drone data.
“Our scientific community brought the RedEdge-MX Blue to life with the need to capture more multispectral bands in a simple workflow,” states Justin McAllister, chief technology officer of MicaSense. “With the dual-camera system, users don’t need to upgrade their drone platform or processing pipeline; the RedEdge-MX Blue integrates seamlessly with the RedEdge-MX and available processing workflows to create a simple and accurate 10-band solution. Having the same sensors in the hands of researchers and growers ensures that when research results are found, they can be applied effectively.”
Included with the two cameras is an integrated quick-mounting bracket and wiring harness for DJI drones, ensuring that the 10-band kit is as simple to use as a single camera, says MicaSense. Standard data processing workflows from Pix4D and Agisoft enable the creation of 10-band, pixel-aligned datasets. Additionally, current RedEdge-MX and RedEdge-M customers can purchase an upgrade package, allowing them to take advantage of the 10-band offering.
The RedEdge-MX Dual Camera Imaging System is available for order today through the MicaSense website and through MicaSense partners around the world.