577 g / 20.35 oz. Altum-PT + Wi-Fi + CFexpress card + DLS2 & cables
11.0 x 8.0 x 6.9 cm / 4.3 in x 3.1 in x 2.7 in
7.0 V - 25.2 V
5.5 / 7.0 / 10W (standby, average, peak)
2064 x 1544 (3.2MP per MS band), 4112 x 3008 (12MP per PAN band), 320 × 256 thermal infrared
Blue (475nm ±32nm), Green (560nm ±27nm), Red (668nm ±14nm), Red Edge (717nm ±12nm), NIR (842nm ±57nm)
12.4 MP (global shutter, aligned with all bands)
Up to 2 capture per second raw DNG - Capture rates vary based on write speed of USB storage device and user configuration settings
FLIR LWIR thermal infrared 7.5-13.5um radiometrically calibrated
5.28 cm per pixel at 120 m / 2 in per pixel at 400 ft
33.5 cm per pixel at 120 m / 13 in per pixel at 400 ft
2.49 cm per pixel at 120 m / 0.98 in per pixel at 400 ft
3 configurable GPIO: select from trigger input, PPS input, PPS output, and top of frame signals. Host virtual button. USB 2.0 port for WiFi. Serial. 10/100/1000 Ethernet. CFexpress for storage
50° HFOV x 38° VFOV (multispectral), 46° HFOV x 35° VFOV (panchromatic), 48o x 39o (thermal)
Seamlessly integrates a 12 MP high-resolution panchromatic sensor, a new thermal sensor that provides twice the ground resolution of the previous Altum, and five discrete spectral bands.
Its high-resolution makes it the perfect sensor for machine learning plant-level applications such as early-stage crop counting. It also features a global shutter for distortion-free results, open APIs, and a new storage device allowing up to 2 captures/second.
Background container color: Need to be able to change to any color
CTA capability: CTA button is optional… Admin needs to be able to add or remove
Altum-PT features a high resolution 12.4 MP panchromatic sensor, which allows for “pan-sharpening” of the multispectral imagery, increasing the spatial resolution of the multispectral data: 1.25 cm per pixel / 0.47 in per pixel pan-sharpened ground resolution when flying at 60 m / 200 ft .
The built-in 320 x 256 FLIR Boson® thermal sensor enables accurate thermal maps at a GSD of 17 cm / 6.7 in from 60 m / 200 ft flight altitude.
Altum-PT leverages CFexpress, a 2 TB removable storage that enables up to two captures per second*, immediate turnaround time between flights by swapping cards, and fast card-to-computer upload speeds for more efficient data management.
*depending on user configurations
The global shutter of Altum-PT allows for distortion-free image captures.
Each Altum-PT camera kit comes with a Reflectance Panel for on-the-ground calibration as well as a DLS2 light sensor for irradiance and sun angle measurements. These radiometric calibration tools account for different weather and light conditions, providing more accurate, reliable data that enable time series analysis and comparability of outputs over time.
Thanks to the panchromatic band, Altum-PT enables high-resolution RGB, multispectral, and thermal imagery for machine learning applications such as plant counting and advanced vegetation research applications.
“I was very surprised at the resolution clarity of the Altum-PT for our weed control in corn. We have been using a Sony Alpha 7R II for the last couple of years, but the camera needs around 1.4 seconds between pictures, slowing down the drone and taking about three battery sets to complete the data collection. We flew the same field when we bought the Altum-PT camera, and it was done much faster and with just one battery. But clearly, the best was the clarity of the Altum-PT data, which far exceeded the Sony one, even before pan-sharpening the imagery.”
Dr. Paulo Flores
Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University
The Altum-PT SkyPort ensures perfect compatibility with DJI’s M300 RTK drones. The camera also features an open API interface for easy integration with many popular drone and software platforms.
The simultaneous capture of multispectral, thermal, and panchromatic bands eliminates the need for data alignment in post-processing and enables high-resolution outputs such as RGB color, NDVI, NDRE, CIR.
Our products are designed upon customer feedback. The Altum-PT features twice the spatial resolution of previous Altum models, a faster capture rate and RTK support for DJI M300 drones.
All MicaSense series sensors are designed, manufactured and engineered in the USA.
Altum-PT’s thermal imagery can help identify clogs and irrigation leaks through the water cooling effects or lack thereof on the vegetation and ground. Areas with excessive irrigation will appear noticeably cooler than the rest of the field. Areas with no irrigation will show higher temperatures than the rest of the field.
Determining irrigation time, frequency, and duration is a critical factor in production agriculture since it directly impacts the health of crops. Altum-PT thermal imagery provides powerful insights into water management, helping irrigation managers determine the correct watering and identify leaks or clogs in the irrigation system by the difference in crop canopy and soil temperature.
With the high-resolution multispectral imagery from Altum-PT, users have a better chance to identify problems affecting the physiology of the plant canopy. Diseases, insects, and nutrient issues often cause physiological damage before symptoms are visible in RGB. Using the different multispectral indices and composites of the pan-sharpened data, these issues can be detected sooner.
Manually measuring plant characteristics is time-consuming. Altum-PT captures more data in less time, allowing researchers to more easily understand how different traits react to different growing conditions.
Popular fruit yield estimation methods like manual fruit count or time series analysis are time-consuming and expensive. Altum-PT offers a combination of high-resolution RGB, multispectral, and thermal imagery, enabling more precise yield predictions by allowing algorithm-based fruit counts and temperature analysis.
Canopy temperature is a valuable indicator of plant stress. Altum-PT thermal imager allows farmers to periodically evaluate plant physiological status and detect subtle changes in canopy temperature that could be an indicator of water stress.
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RTK support for M300 drones. Trigger and control the camera through DJI’s flight planner.
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The Downwelling Light Sensor (DLS 2) is an advanced incident light sensor. It measures the ambient light and sun angle for each of the five multispectral bands of the camera. This information can then be used by specialized processing tools to correct global lighting changes in the middle of a flight, such as those that can happen due to clouds covering the sun.
The Calibrated Reflectance Panel is a compact on the ground radiometric calibration tool. The panel has pre-measured reflectance values across the visible and near-infrared light spectrum and therefore acts as a “control”. Taking a picture of the calibration panel allows you to assign the known reflectance values and adjust your dataset accordingly during post-processing. As a best practice, CRP images should be captured before and after each flight to provide an accurate representation of light conditions during the flight.
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