Parrot Sequoia – Agricultural Drone Sensor – Cheap solution for agricultural drones

Parrot Sequoia – Agricultural Drone Sensor – Cheap solution for agricultural drones

Key Features

  • Multispectral camera for agriculture
  • Self-calibrated using the Sunshine sensor
  • RGB camera 16 Mpx for scouting
  • High photo rate (1 picture per second)
  • Independent from the drone
  • Standard protocol (PTP) for communication with drones
  • USB powered
  • Recommended retail price US$3,500

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Only multispectral data (solutions which use e.g. hyperspectral and/or LIDAR sensors can produce more detailed/accurate and full information. E.g. LIDAR can measure plant height, create 3D maps. Hyperspectral can distinguish between plant types, create maps of minerals etc.)

General Specification

Consists of two sensors: multispectral (body) and sunshine sensors.

Body

Parrot Sequoia – Agricultural Drone Sensor

  • 4 spectral cameras 1.2 Mpx 10 bits Global shutter
  • Up to 1 FPS
  • RGB Camera 16 Mpx Rolling shutter
  • Configuration over Wi-Fi
  • IMU + Magnetometer
  • 64 GB
  • 5W (~12W peak)
  • 72g

Sunshine sensor

Parrot Sequoia – Agricultural Drone Sensor - Sunshine sensor

  • 4 spectral sensors with the same filters as the body
  • GPS
  • IMU + Magnetometer
  • SD Card
  • 1W
  • 35g

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