Payloads
and Sensors

We develop and build unmanned aircraft for a wide range of applications, but we also realize that these are just flying machines and data collection is your top priority.

The real value in UAV systems comes from high-quality sensors as they play a critical role in ensuring that the unmanned systems work properly, meet the requirements of the target application, provide and increase their navigation capabilities, and suitably monitor and gain information on several physical quantities in the environment around them.

Industry-Leading Technology

We partner with the best sensor manufacturers globally and integrate a diverse range of sensors and cameras into our OEM and third-party drone infrastructure to support unique use cases.

We wholeheartedly believe that there is a perfect tool for every job out there. We are proud to work with industry leaders in remote sensing to create turnkey solutions to meet your specific needs.

High Resolution RGB

Our camera partners offer sensors ranging from 18MP to 100MP color visual light still cameras intended for broad use cases such as agriculture, surveying, public safety, and infrastructure inspection. These cameras are tightly integrated and ideal for applications when high spatial accuracy is important to provide you a real time overview of your scene. This technology is also perfect for capturing high resolution imagery for post processing and analysis.

Multispectral​

These specialty cameras are tightly integrated with our RPAS platforms and flight planning software to accurately capture imagery in specific targeted light bands. We work with industry leaders including MicaSense, Tetracam, StantRange, and others to engineer the perfect solution for each unique use case. Particularly useful in the agricultural industry, these cameras allow researchers, breeders, and producers to capture the spectral range and resolution needed to calculate vegetation indices (VIs) for monitoring crop health, growth, and biomass. We offer and support a range of multispectral sensors to fit your operations with both passive and stabilized gimbal mounting options.

Hyperspectral

Offering a much wider spectral range than multispectral cameras, these line scanning sensors provide users extremely fine spectral resolution to target multiple user defined, narrow light bands. Hyperspectral sensors find practical use cases in agricultural phenotyping research, environmental monitoring, and inspections for the energy sector. We support and offer hyperspectral imagers on multiple UAV platforms with passive and stabilized gimbal mounting options.

LiDAR

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) provides extremely accurate distance measurements and improved resolution over conventional photogrammetry methods. Often used for mapping and surveying, this sensor works well when there is dense ground cover or tree canopy. Please note that this system is generally large which will require a heavy-lift UAV platform.

Thermal Infrared

Particularly useful in the agricultural industry, these cameras allow researchers, breeders, and producers to capture the spectral range and resolution needed to calculate vegetation indices (VIs) for monitoring crop health, growth, and biomass. Commonly used by emergency response teams and for infrastructure inspection, thermal infrared cameras give invaluable information for search and rescue, fire response and management, and identifying damaged energy sector infrastructure. We offer thermal infrared cameras installed stand alone or alongside RGB visual light sensors to simultaneously capture thermal and visual data. Thermal Infrared sensors are integrated on stabilized gimbal mounts.

Magnetometer

Used to survey fine geomagnetic variations to identify potential underground mineral deposits and buried ferrous metals, magnetometers are important tools for archaeology, geological exploration, and energy infrastructure inspection.

Custom Payloads

If you don’t see the sensor for the data collection you need, please get in touch! Our team will be happy to work with you to design and develop a custom solution to efficiently capture your niche dataset from the air.

Reach out to a Sales Specialist today
to learn more about our Custom Solutions.

Reach out to a
Sales Specialist today
to learn more about our Custom Solutions.

Contact our team to discuss our ready-to-ship, turnkey commercial drones and custom solutions.