Unmanned aircraft system for aerial imaging and mapping
By Top Crop Manager
Jan. 21, 2014 - Trimble has added the Trimble UX5 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to its agriculture product portfolio for aerial imaging and mapping.
The UX5 is available in Canada. The system allows ag service providers to capture aerial images for scouting and monitoring crop health such as detecting pests, weeds and nitrogen deficiencies. The system can locate cattle and their available forage over large areas, measure crop height, and generate topographic maps and models for land leveling and drainage applications.
The Trimble UX5 system flies at 80 km/hr and is stable in significant crosswinds and light rain. In a 50-minute flight, the Trimble UX5 system can cover a two square kilometre area at five centimetre image resolution. It comes with a camera modified to capture the near-infrared spectrum, which helps in deducing vegetation indexes for crop health assessment.
For more information on the Trimble UX5 system, visit: www.trimble.com/agriculture/ux5.
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