Atmos UAV now offers MicaSense Altum sensor

The new sensor offers professionals advanced thermal, multispectral, and high-resolution imagery in one flight

Delft,
Monday, August 12, 2019
Atmos UAV, the Delft-based drone manufacturer for mapping and surveying, continues to expand its payload options now including the new MicaSense sensor, “Altum”. Altum integrates a radiometric thermal camera with five high-resolution narrow bands, producing thermal, multispectral and high-resolution imagery in one flight for advanced analytics.

Marlyn, the fixed-wing VTOL surveying platform developed by Atmos UAV, is now the only drone in its class capable of carrying this new high-end sensor. With this integration, Atmos team wanted to offer professionals a tool that maximizes their surveying capacity in numerous applications. The new Altum is now the most advanced sensor for capturing calibrated data that can be usedin phenotyping, crop health mapping, water stress analysis, leak scouting, fertilizer management, zone mapping, disease identification, and more.

“When Altum was announced by MicaSense we all realized that this is really a big step in remote sensing, so we are really excited with the new integration. Thanks to Marlyn’s flexible design we were able to finish the integration without compromise, and we are now looking forward to receiving the results from ourfirst Altum customers!" said Joost Bouman, Chief Operation Officer at Atmos UAV.

When Altum was announced by MicaSense we all realized that this is really a big step in remote sensing, so we are really excited with the new integration!
Joost Bouman, Chief Operations Officer at Atmos UAV

To allow the data analysis to be absolute rather than relative, part of the new integration is also the next generation light sensor DLS 2 for irradiance and sun angle measurements. The DLS 2 substantially improves the radiometric accuracy, while at the same time reduces the post-processing time.  

“The integration of the Altum with Atmos UAV’s Marlyn is the first announcement of an upright VTOL platform paired with Altum. All indications point to this being an excellent option for end users. The Altum’s high resolution imagers and USB storage feature mean quality resolution multispectral data at higher altitudes with plenty of storage capacity for thecaptured files. This flexibility, combined with Atmos’ offering of the full drone solution (drone, sensor, flight planning software, processing software) makes this integration a very exciting option for our customers.” - Drew Baustian, Business Development Manager.

The integration of the Altum with Atmos UAV’s Marlyn is the first announcement of an upright VTOL platform paired with Altum. All indications point to this being an excellent option for end users.
Drew Baustian, Business Development Manager at MicaSense

More information regarding the sensor's feautures and capabilities can be found here.

See below a sample of the different outputs generated by Altum.

About Atmos UAV

Founded in 2013, Atmos UAV is a Delft (NL) based company specialised in the design and production ofhigh-end aerial surveying and data collection drones that enable professionals to effortlessly gather geospatial data from the sky, enabling them to make more informed decisions. The flagship drone model Marlyn has a worldwide unique design that combines the high performance of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft with the flexibility of helicopters. With their patented technology the company targets mapping, construction, mining, agriculture, environmental and related applications. To facilitate the fast growth of the company Atmos is currently attracting new talent to expand the team.

About MicaSense

MicaSense is a team of engineers, remote sensing scientists, GIS specialists, and friendly people passionate about agriculture. They strive to help agriculture specialists and companies make informed decisions. Whether you’re providing advice for dozens of farms across half a continent or trying to keep your own crops as healthy and predictable as possible, MicaSense can help. Experts at agricultural drone sensors and data analysis, and dedicated not only to offering the tools for precision farming but the practical know-how too. MicaSense is here to be your partners, to listen to what you need, and to develop solutions that can help make your life—and your work—easier.

“Because we’re experts at what we do, and so are our customers”, MicaSense team.