THE STANDARD IN AGRICULTURAL MAPPING
Trimble UX5 Multispectral Unmanned aircraft system is designed to capture true multispectral data for vegetation mapping. The Trimble UX5 Multispectral combines the power and reliability of the Trimble UX5 platform with the precision and dependability of the 5-band MicaSense RedEdge™ narrowband multispectral camera.
The MicaSense RedEdge® collects five discrete, narrow bands (blue, green, red, red edge and near-infrared) using global electronic shutters into distortion-free 12 bit uncompressed TIFF files, resulting in a radiometric data quality equivalent to trusted Multispectral satellite systems. Reflectance calibration is achieved by acquiring pre- and post- flight images of a white calibration panel, for which Trimble Access Aerial Imaging offers an easy and integrated procedure. Additionally, the user has the option to connect a Downwelling Light Sensor offered by MicaSense to enable continuous ambient light corrections. The availability of five bands combined with a sound radiometric calibration enables the user to calculate many tailored vegetation indices for customized applications.
Based on its unrivaled stability during cruise flight, the Trimble UX5 is the go-to platform to use for a narrowband multispectral camera by minimizing variations in orientation angles within flight lines, which is important to minimize view angle effects that can degrade narrowband multispectral image quality. The Trimble UX5 also offers class-leading coverage area per flight without compromising on lateral overlap, again important to avoid degrading view angle effects in the resulting orthomosaics. The ability to achieve this performance in high wind conditions typical of open and exposed farmland is a key feature of the Trimble UX5 multispectral, making it the premier solution for time-critical image acquisition requirements in precision agriculture.
The Trimble Access Aerial Imaging application operates the UX5 Multispectral and is a single software tool for planning your aerial missions, performing pre-flight checks and monitoring your flights. You can map any shape of field, cover disconnected fields in a single flight or automatically split large fields of interest into contiguous flights, change landing location during flight, and perform flight simulations to validate flight plans. Additionally, Trimble Access Aerial Imaging ensures correct operation of MicaSense RedEdge and guides you through the acquisition of pre- and post-flight reflectance calibration images in an efficient way. Before concluding on-site flight operations, Aerial Imaging allows you to verify the consistency of the collected MicaSense RedEdge data.