With a wing span of 4 feet wide and a weight of just 3 pounds, the UAV is a flying, high-tech computer. Its on-board visual sensor can snap aerial imagery at one sub-pixel per centimeter, and can also depict images in hundreds of bands of light exposing problem areas not visible to the human eye.
What that means for farmers is the drone can find areas on a farm where soil is too wet or too dry, or even where a fungus is affecting the crop an how much nitrogen is in a crop.
“We are different at PrecisionHawk because we take those images and information from various sensors we have aboard the platform and start to make use of that data,” explained business development director Tyler Collins.
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