Germany: MAVinci has launched a new near infrared camera option for the SIRIUS and SIRIUS pro UAS. It provides relative NDVI-indices from the minium to maximum value in the image. The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a graphical indicator for analysis of vegetation conditions and photosynthetic capacity.
“The new camera option adds a completely new range of agricultural applications to our UAS,” says Marco Möller, one of the MAVinci CEOs. “We present a modified version of our current camera system to achieve the same high resolution images and high accuracy results.”
MAVinci SIRIUS pro is a fully integrated orthofoto UAS which delivers orthofotos and three-dimensional elevation models with an accuracy of 5 cm without using ground control points. The GSD of the single images ranges from 1.5 to 20 cm. The GSD of MAVinci SIRIUS’ single image ranges from 1.5 to 20 cm.
After flying the UAS and acquiring the images they are processed to an orthophoto. Then MAVinci Desktop performs the index calculation of the NDVI and one can export the final NDVI image.