Sentera Phoenix Drone Nears Coveted 1,000 Acre Coverage Ceiling

Sentera introduces its Phoenix fixed-wing drone product line, with variants to support the precision agriculture, mapping, and public safety industries, according to a press release from the company.

“Our customers depend on us to provide user-friendly drone solutions to collect the data they need at a price that makes sense,” remarked Todd Colten, chief aerospace engineer for Sentera. “The Phoenix is a complete professional solution for the quick collection of highly accurate and detailed data – from crop health, to volumetric measurements, to search and rescue operations.”

Hand launch, easy data collection

At only four pounds with an oversized motor, the Phoenix is easily hand-launched. With up to an hour of flight time at 35 mph speeds, Phoenix covers large areas quickly. The autopilot ensures precision, constantly auto-calculating according to the grid pattern specified to ensure data collection meets exact specifications. Live digital video allows the operator to monitor the ground from the sky in real time.

“Agronomists, crop consultants, and growers fly their fields multiple times throughout a growing season, looking for comparative data,” commented Colten. “The Phoenix is a great solution for these crop scouting missions since it can be programmed to fly the exact same pattern multiple times, ensuring data comparability.”

Remarkable attributes

Industry Agnostic: The small, light drone is the next generation of the proven Sentera Phoenix fixed-wing platform. To optimize industry solutions, Sentera developed three distinct Phoenix variants:

  • Phoenix Pro: Ideal for precision agriculture and mapping activities
  • Phoenix MS: Perfect for advanced volumetric readings
  • Phoenix LE: Designed for public safety missions

Sensor Compatibility: The Phoenix offers users the highest sensor and mission versatility available, accepting multiple swappable sensors, including the Sentera Double 4K Sensor, providing true RGB and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data, in a single flight. The Sentera Quad Sensor, a multispectral imager with red edge capabilities is also popular in agriculture applications. And, the Sentera Thermal sensor which quickly builds high-resolution true temperature maps.

Speed: With a cruise speed of 35 mph and up to a 59-minute endurance, the Phoenix is capable of covering broad areas that other drones of the same size cannot. In an hour, the Phoenix can collect data from over 700 acres (EDITOR’s NOTE: PrecisionAg® Professional is cheering for one of the drone companies to surpass the 1,000 acre coverage mark), this is nearly two times more efficient than competitive offerings. Faster data capture means users spend less time in the field and more time focusing on data analysis, determining solutions, and taking action.

Incomparable Precision: While the Phoenix quickly captures data with remarkably little effort, ground sampling distance is under 1.5 inches per pixel at 400 feet. Phoenix sensor payloads are specifically designed for drone applications and automatically geotag all images with millisecond precision, no geotag post processing required. This means more accurate and faster data analysis.

Complete Data Solution: The Phoenix solution offerings include the aircraft, ground data link and software, application-specific sensor, batteries, chargers, hard-sided case, and software AgVault and OnTop web, mobile, and desktop software allows for real-time reading of imagery and the ability to get data off the field for further analysis and discussion.

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