Aerial Photo

 

Fixed Wing

 
Drones
   

eBee Plus

   

eBee X

   

eBee Ag

   

eBee RTK

 

Multi Rotors

 

Lidar Solution

     
4 reasons to choose the eBee RTK
Survey-grade accuracy Fully integrated workflow Compatible with existing base stations
     
Absolute orthomosaic / Digital Elevation Model accuracy of down to 3 cm (1.2 in) without the need for GCPs – meaning less time spent in the field and high precision in even the most inaccessible areas.
The eBee RTK’s supplied flight planning & control software (eMotion) connects to the base station and broadcasts correction data to the rover (eBee RTK) – no additional logger or third-party software required.

 

The eBee RTK is compatible with most leading brands of base station, working seamlessly alongside your existing portfolio of instruments.
3 ways of working with the eBee RTK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local base, known position

  • Place your base station on a known position
  • Enter the base station’s coordinates and characteristics into eMotion
  • eMotion streams correction data to the drone via the ground modem

Local base, unknown position

  • Position your base station in a convenient location
  • eMotion calculates your base’s approximate position
  • eMotion streams correction data to the drone via the ground modem
  • Correct your base’s position in post-processing to achieve a high level of absolute accuracy

Virtual reference station

  • Configure your drone’s eMotion software to receive VRS/NTRIP correction data (internet connection and VRS/NTRIP subscription required)
  • eMotion streams correction data to the drone via the ground modem

 

 
01. Plan your Flight

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

Plan:Import your preferred base map and define the area you want to cover. Then specify your required ground resolution (with a GSD of down to 1.5 cm), and image overlap.

eMotion automatically generates a full flight plan, calculating the eBee RTK’s required altitude and displaying its projected trajectory.

 

Configure: If you know your base station’s coordinates, enter these into eMotion. If not, eMotion will calculate your base’s approximate position. Or you can configure eMotion to receive VRS/NTRIP corrections.  eMotion then streams correction data to the eBee RTK via the senseFly USB ground modem.

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.

 

02. Fly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Launch: To launch the eBee RTK, shake it three times to start its motor, then throw it into the air. The artificial intelligence built into the senseFly autopilot continuously analyzes data from the Inertial  Measurement Unit and the onboard GPS to control every aspect of its flight.

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

Control: Made a mistake with your planning? You can reprogram your drone’s flight plan and landing point during its flight.

 

 

04. Create

Process: Use Postflight Terra 3D professional photogrammetry software, supplied with every eBee RTK, to process your flight’s photos into geo-referenced 2D orthomosaics, 3D point clouds, triangle models and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), in just a few clicks.

 

Trust: With the eBee RTK’s GSD of down to 1.5 cm, relative orthomosaic/3D model accuracy of 1-3x GSD, and absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy of down to 3/5 cm (without GCPs), you can have full confidence in the accuracy of the outputs you produce.

Your results

Once you have created your orthomosaic and 3D model, it's time to put this data to work - for example by measuring distances, taking cross-sections, extracting volume data, or exporting to third-party software to add GIS data or create custom maps.

 

Technical specifications

 

Hardware

   
Weight (inc. supplied camera)
  Approx. 0.73 kg (1.61 lb)
Wingspan
  96 cm (38 in)
Material
  EPP foam, carbon structure & composite parts
Propulsion
  Electric pusher propeller, 160 W brushless DC motor
GNSS/RTK receiver
  L1/L2, GPS & GLONASS
Battery
  11.1 V, 2150 mAh
Camera (supplied)
  16 MP IXUS/ELPH
Carry case dimensions
  55 x 45 x 25 cm (21.6 x 17.7 x 9.8 in)
     

Operation

   
Maximum flight time
  40 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)
  8 km² / 3 mi² (974 m / 3,195 ft alt. AGL)
Wind resistance
  Up to 45 km/h (12m/s or 28 mph)
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD)
  Down to 1.5 cm (1.2 in) per pixel
Relative orthomosaic/3D model accuracy
  1-3x GSD
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (no GCPs)
  Down to 3 cm (1.2 in) / 5 cm (2 in)
Multi-drone operation
  Yes (inc. mid-air collision avoidance)
Automatic 3D flight planning
  Yes
Linear landing accuracy
  Approx. 5 m (16.4 ft)