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Lidar Solution

     
4 reasons to choose the eBee Ag
Versatile Reliable Easy to use Complete solution
       
With its four different camera options the eBee Ag suits numerous agricultural applications. Use the NIR camera supplied or add one of our red-edge, RGB or multispectral sensors.
The eBee Ag’s artificial intelligence and robust lightweight construction ensure it will survive numerous flights (and landings), thus safeguarding your investment.

 

The eBee Ag is a fully automonous drone. Just select the area you want to map using our eMotion software, throw your drone into the air, and the eBee Ag will fly, acquire images and land itself.
The eBee Ag is supplied with a sturdy carry case and two advanced software packages: eMotion 2 for flight planning and monitoring; and Postflight Terra 3D for post-flight image processing and analysis.
01. Choose your camera

S110 NIR (supplied): acquires image data in the near infrared band, the region where high plant reflectance occurs. Applications: biomass indication, growth monitoring, crop discrimination, leaf area indexing.
 
S110 RE:
acquires data in the red edge band, the region where a plant’s reflectance changes from low to high. Applications: plant stress & drought assessment, chlorophyll indication, senescence analysis.

S110 RGB: acquires regular image data in the visible spectrum. Applications: real colour 2D & 3D visual rendering, chlorophyll indication, drainage evaluation.

multiSPEC 4C: This cutting-edge sensor unit, developed by Airinov’s agronomy specialists, acquires data across four highly precise bands. Applications: biomass indication, leaf area indexing, nitrogen recommendation, phenology and many more.
 
thermoMAP:
With thermoMAP you can literally take your crop’s temperature, capturing thermal video and/or still images to create full thermal maps of your fields. Applications: water distribution management, irrigation checking, alternative method of plant stress analysis.

02. Plan your Flight

senseFly’s intuitive eMotion software makes it easy to plan and simulate your scouting mission.

Plan: Import your base map of choice and define the area you want to assess. Then specify your required ground resolution, with a GSD of down to 2 cm per pixel, and image overlap. eMotion will automatically generate a full flight plan, calculating the eBee Ag’s required altitude and displaying its projected trajectory.

Flying over uneven terrain? Use eMotion's 3D mission planning feature to take into account elevation data when setting the altitude of mission waypoints and the resulting flight lines - improving ground resolution and increasing mission safety.

Simulate: To ensure your mission's success, run a virtual flight that simulates wind strength and direction. Then make any flight plan updates required and prepare to launch.

03. Fly

 

Launch: To launch the eBee, shake it three times to start its motor, then just throw it into the air.

The artificial intelligence inside the eBee’s autopilot continuously analyses data provided by the Inertial Measurement Unit and onboard GPS to control every aspect of its flight.

Monitor: Using eMotion ground station software you can view the eBee’s flight parameters, battery level and image acquisition progress in real time.

Control: Made a mistake with your planning? Reprogram your drone’s flight plan and landing point mid-flight.

 

 

04. Analyse

Process: Once the eBee Ag has landed, use its supplied Postflight Terra 3D software to process your flight’s photos. In just a few clicks you can transform this imagery into geo-referenced 2D orthomosaics and 3D digital elevation models.

 

Analyse: Postflight Terra 3D includes a handy index computation tab - just select a band from your near infrared or multispectral camera and calculate NDVI to assess plant health. You can also input custom formulas and customise colours to create exactly the map you require.

Your results

Once you have created your orthomosaic and/or 3D model, it's time to put this data to work - for example by manually scouting crops in the problem areas you've identified, measuring areas of interest, or exporting the imagery and shape files to import into third-party precision farming software.

 

Technical specifications

 

Hardware

   
Weight (inc. supplied camera)
  Approx. 0.71 kg (1.56 lbs)
Wingspan
  96 cm (38 in)
Material
  EPP foam, carbon structure & composite parts
Propulsion
  Electric pusher propeller, 160 W brushless DC motor
Battery
  11.1 V, 2150 mAh
Camera (supplied)
  12 MP S110 NIR
Cameras (optional)
  S110 RE, S110 RGB, multiSPEC 4C, thermoMAP
Carry case dimensions
  55 x 45 x 25 cm (21.6 x 17.7 x 9.8 in)
     

Operation

   
Maximum flight time
  45 minutes
Nominal cruise speed
  40-90 km/h (11-25 m/s or 25-56 mph)
Radio link range
  Up to 3 km (1.86 miles)
Maximum coverage (single flight)
  1,000 ha / 2,470 ac (at 974 m / 3,195 ft altitude AGL)
Wind resistance
  Up to 45 km/h (12m/s or 28 mph)
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD)
  Down to 2 cm (0.79 in) per pixel
Relative orthomosaic/3D model accuracy
  1-3x GSD
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (w/GCPs)
  Down to 4 cm (1.5 in) / 7 cm (2.75 in)
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (no GCPs)
  1-5 m (3.3-16.4 ft)
Multi-drone operation
  Yes (inc. mid-air collision avoidance)
Automatic 3D flight planning
  Yes
Linear landing accuracy
  Approx. 5 m (16.4 ft)