Drones For Agriculture

SenseFly Launches New eBee SQ fixed-wing Agricultural Drone.

Swiss professional drone manufacturer, senseFly, launched new eBee SQ fixed-wing agricultural drone.

This cutting-edge unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is
built for the Parrot Sequoia multispectral camera &
can cover up to 10 times more ground than small
quadcopter drones.

The eBee SQ will make its first public appearance

Drones for agriculture

on September 1 at The Commercial UAV Show Asia in Singapore (senseFly booth: BO7).

The eBee SQ is an advanced agricultural system that takes professionals such as crop consultants, growers and researchers from drone to action, simply and efficiently. It builds on the success of senseFly’s popular eBee platform, which has recorded over 300,000 successful customer flights to date over seven continents.

The arrival of the eBee SQ provides Parrot’s Sequoia¬ camera—the smallest, most advanced multispectral sensor on the market—with its very own drone. The eBee SQ combines the benefits of precise crop imaging with large ground coverage, and is fully compatible with existing agricultural workflows.

senseFly’s CEO, Jean-Christophe Zufferey said, "The eBee SQ allows agricultural professionals to collect highly precise data on the health of their crops, efficiently and cost-effectively. It represents a platform-proven upgrade for those who may have been trialling drone technology—for example by flying quadcopters over their crops—including those who already own a Parrot Sequoia¬. By upgrading to the eBee SQ, these operators gain a professional-grade, easy-to-use system that can cover many more acres in a single flight.”

1) Precise crop data : The eBee SQ fully integrates Parrot’s ground-breaking Sequoia camera. This multispectral sensor captures data across four highly distinct spectral bands (near-infrared, red-edge, red and green) plus visible RGB imagery—in just one flight.

2) Larger coverage for greater efficiency: The eBee SQ can fly for up to 55 minutes on a single battery charge. This performance enables it to cover up to 500 acres (200 ha) in a single flight at 400 ft (120 m) above ground level*—up to 10 times more ground than small quadcopter drones—for extremely efficient crop monitoring and analysis.

3) Workflow compatible: The eBee SQ’s supplied planning and control software, called eMotion Ag, is compatible with Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS) and ag machinery. There is no need for ag professionals to reinvent how they work.

Availability: the eBee SQ is available for purchase immediately via senseFly’s global network of distributors (see www.sensefly.com/wheretobuy). It is available with the Parrot Sequoia in a cost-effective bundle, or without Parrot Sequoia (for existing owners of this camera).

Source: https://www.sensefly.com/