Precision-ag technology company Sentera has released the 6X, a sensor that delivers robust data and processing capabilities for seed performance, disease, weed pressure, nutrition and yield estimation.
The company says the 6X features five simultaneously triggered, precision-filtered 3.2MP global-shutter imagers and one 20.1MP RGB imager, each with a dedicated, high-quality optical path. In the aggregate, the sensor produces eight channels of image data, with fast frame rate performance and high radiometric accuracy.
“The 6x currently delivers the best spatial resolution on the market across all spectral bands, providing the detailed vegetation mapping researchers need for developing advanced analytics and computer vision solutions,” says Dr. Zach Marston, principal scientist at Sentera. “This is combined with the ease of use required to make the 6X a workhorse that can deliver cutting-edge agricultural insights to researchers, academia, agronomists and growers throughout the growing season.”
The 6X leverages technology used in Sentera’s advanced enterprise-class sensors, with a custom processor tailored to efficiently handle massive data throughput requirements while maintaining extremely tight synchronization across channels, and to perform onboard machine learning and computer vision computations. 6X users have the option to equip the sensor with a customized variant of the incident light sensor product used on Sentera enterprise equipment.
The sensor will be available in fully gimbal-stabilized offerings compatible with DJI Matrice and Inspire series drones, as well as MAVLINK compliant systems – but versatile interfaces ensure simple integration into any remote sensing system.
Pre-orders for the 6X sensor are available now for December 2019 delivery. Pricing starts at $5,999.