The data that that NDVI Imaging and thermal imaging can reveal problems such as irrigation issues, soil variation, and pest and fungal infestations. Multispectral images show a near-infrared view as well as a visual spectrum view. The variation shows the farmer whether a plant is healthy or not, that might not be visible to the human eye. In this manner, these views assist in assessing crop growth and production. Crops can regularly be surveyed with the use of agricultural drones, allowing for rapid identification of problems.
As technology advances, so do the images of crops. The data recorded allows for farmer to make wise decisions on how to proceed given the accurate information. Farmers will fly a drone over their crops, accurately identify an issue in a specific area, and take the necessary actions to correct the problem. This saves time and allows for all other admin tasks to be done instead of the manual labor. Keeping track of livestock, surveying fences, and monitoring for plant pathogens are some of the additional features.
Both the purchase and maintenance costs of modern drones make them too expensive for small farms in developing nations. Pilot programs in Tanzania are focusing on minimizing those costs, producing agricultural drones simple and rugged enough to be repaired locally.
The construction industry can benefit greatly from data collected by drones. From stockpile analysis and raw material such as dirt and gravel to full immersive 3D models of the construction site for a timeline of building progress. Our maps are able to give the construction managers the bigger picture allowing them to make strategic decisions.
3D/360 maps or models can give the potential buyer a fully immersive experience in to a property that is on the market. Up-to-date and viewable online or 3D printable.
The inspection industry has always been a dangerous and time consuming job until you incorporate the use of drones. Consistent and accurate reports with images of the faults can be reported and reproduced over and over. Safety has always been a number one priority. Wind turbines, high voltage power-lines, solar panels and much more.
The combination of NDVI and Thermal cameras can be used to detect stress in crops, as stressed vegetation increases in temperature. Currently farmers can make use of this data that is provided via satellite imagery with a resolution of 4m per pixel. When making use of drones we are able to achieve a high spatial resolution of +- 1cm* per pixel depending of the farmers needs. Allowing farmers to have a accurate representation of their crop health.
The use of drones can give an accurate tree count as well as detect stressed parts of the tree crop and a yield estimation and is a useful tool in monitoring fire breaks.
When disaster strikes it is of at most importance to get a accurate and fast representation of the damages ignorer to effectively distribute man power and resources to the areas they are needed. Drones with thermal cameras are a lifesaving tool in search and rescue.
HOW A THERMAL IMAGING CAN HELP YOU
FINDING MISSING PEOPLE: Drones with thermal cameras have a great track record of finding missing people; in many cases where ground searches have failed.
FIGHTING FIRES: A drone with a thermal camera is an incredibly useful tool for firefighters. This technology can see through smoke and detect hotspots, helping to provide vital situational awareness. This in turn shapes deployment strategy and improves crew safety. Using a drone with a thermal camera provides firefighters with vital situational awareness.
INFRASTRUCTURE INSPECTIONS: When it comes to utility or building inspections, a drone equipped with a thermal camera can be a game-changer. Thermal cameras enable you to see the missing or damaged installation, water under roof membranes, external electrical issues, failed windows, and many other problems. Drones also allow operators to reach tough-to-access spots quickly, easily, and safely. A thermal drone can be used for utility inspection. Drones with thermal cameras is also a vital tools for solar panel inspections. They can be used to identify manufacturing defects, cracks, faulty inter- connectors, and temporary shadowing. And the bonus; they can collect this data much quicker than traditional hand-held methods. A thermal imaging drone can highlight defects in solar panels. One study has shown that drones collect data more than 50x faster than manual methods. This increased efficiency helps to boost profitability.
PRECISION AGRICULTURE: The combination of NDVI and Thermal cameras can be used to detect stress in crops, as stressed vegetation increase in temperature. Currently farmers can make use of this data that is provided via satellite imagery with a resolution of 4m per pixel. When making use of drones we are able to achieve a high spatial resolution of +- 1cm* per pixel depending of the farmers needs. Allowing farmers to have a accurate representation of their crop health.
Utilising the DJI m300 and powerful H20T Quad sensor payload, we are able to easily detect and identify why you have decreased power output from your solar systems however large or small.
Examples of anomalies:
Cell error, multi cell error, cracking, bypass diode activation, vegetation or obstruction shadowing, string faults in contiguous modules.