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MicaSense Systems

At FSF we have two MicaSense systems - the Altum and the RedEdge-M. Both are multispectral cameras, and are fully intergrated on our UAV systems.

MicaSense Altum

MicaSense Altum


Synchronized capture of multispectral, thermal, and highresolution imagery. Calibrated thermal and multispectral outputs. High resolution multispectral images. Integrated GPS, with downwelling light sensor (DLS 2).

Center Wavelengths

Blue 475 nm, Green 560 nm, Red 668 nm, Red edge 717 nm, Near infrared 840 nm, and Thermal 11 µm.

Example Applications

  • precision agriculture
  • DSMs
  • biomass mapping
  • Vegetation health conditions
  • detection of typology of soil
  • Thermal heat map
  • Water Stress
  • Micasense RedEdge-M

    MicaSense RedEdge


    RedEdge-M has five bands-blue, green, red, red edge, and near-infrared. It is provided with a downwelling light sensor (DLS).


    Weight: 173 grams (6.1 oz)
    (includes DLS and cables)
    Dimensions: 9.4 cm x 6.3 cm x 4.6 cm
    (3.7 in x 2.5 in x 1.8 in)
    External Power: 4.2 V DC - 15.6 V DC
    4 W nominal, 8 W peak
    Spectral Bands: Blue, green, red, red edge, near-IR
    (global shutter, narrowband)
    RGB Color Output: Global shutter, aligned with all bands
    Ground Sample Distance (GSD): 8 cm per pixel (per band) at 120 m (~400 ft) AGL
    Capture Rate: 1 capture per second (all bands), 12-bit RAW
    Interfaces: Serial, 10/100/1000 ethernet, removeable Wi-Fi, external trigger, GPS, SDHC
    Field of View: 47.2 HFOV
    Custom Bands: 400nm - 900nm (QE of 10% at 900nm)
    Triggering Options: Timer mode, overlap mode, external trigger mode (PWM, GPIO, serial, and Ethernet options), manual capture mode

    Wavelength Characteristics
    Band NumberBand Name (nm)Centre Wavelength(nm)Bandwidth FWHM(nm)
    S4Near IR84040
    S5Red Edge71710

    RedEdge Bands

    Example Applications

  • precision agriculture
  • DSMs
  • biomass mapping
  • Vegetation health conditions
  • basic detection of typology of soil
  • UAV Systems

    The MicaSense unit and DLS will be supplied fully integrated with a UAV system. This will ensure that each image is accurately time and geostamped for prostprocessing.

    These will be supplied with either:

    DJI M100

  • System information -DJI Website
  • DJI M210

  • System information -DJI Website

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