SmartPlanes Freya drone
Ricoh GR The Ricoh GR is equipped with a high-sensitivity, wide dynamic range APS-C large-size CMOS sensor for image quality equivalent to much larger DSLR cameras. With the cameras fixed high-performance GR LENS 18.3mm F2.8(equivalent to 28mm in the 35mm format) and by making the camera low-pass filter-less, the camera provides a clear depiction all the way to the edges of the image. By designing the sensor and lens to be mutually optimized, and inclusion of a large-format sensor, the GR achieves outstanding results in the following photogrammetric processing.
Smart4D Smart4D is an advanced software powered by Pix4D that automatically processes your aerial imagery into orthomosaics, DSMs, DTMs, Point clouds and much more. Smart4D is only sold as a part of SmartPlanes Advanced Package. Follow this link to read more.
This is a specially modified version of the Ricoh GR camera that can acquire image data also in the near infrared spectrum. It is designed for applications within the fields of precision agriculture and vegetation health monitoring. The spectral information can be used to compute the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and other spectral indices. The high resolution optics combined with a large (APS-C size) with very good signal to noise ratio makes it ideally suited for accurate measurement of spectral properties. It also features manual focus and exposure settings. Image data can be acquired in the uncompressed RAW format preserving the integrity of the radiometric data.
Designed for professional use, FLIR Vue Pro is more than a thermal camera, it is a thermal measurement instrument and data recorder that adds tremendous value to your sUAS operations and services.
Vue Pro records 8-bit digital video in MJPEG or H.264 formats and 14-bit still imagery to a removable micro-SD card so you won’t lose any of your data to transmission loss. Imagery is saved to the micro-SD card and can be retrieved either from the card or by plugging the camera into a USB cable, where your computer will see it as a storage device.
Post processed kinematic (PPK) is a GPS position location process whereby signals received from a mobile location receiving device stores position data that can be adjusted using corrections from a reference station after the data has been collected.
Read more about the SmartPlanes PPK from this independent review: Accuracy assessment of SmartPlanes kinematic GNSS
RedEdge is a rugged, built-to-last, professional multispectral sensor that captures specific wavebands needed for accurate plant health analysis. With various integration options, it’s also one of the most flexible solutions on the market. Additionally, high GSD, a low power requirement, and a global shutter for distortion free images make this sensor the multispectral powerhouse.
If you are flying your Freya in difficult situations, such as strong winds, in mountainous areas, out of line of sight, or over very large areas, the Tracker is a useful safeguard against unexpected aircraft loss. It is a portable handheld receiver plus small transmitter that fits nicely into the cargo bay.
A foldable Ground Control Target. Size is 100X100 cm, weight is 0,43 kg. It is made of durable plastic, white on one side, black on the other and sold in sets of 10. An useful addition to your kit and a professional reference item.
A backpack and a foldable stool that will make your work in remote areas comfortable.
Take-off weight 1.2 – 1.5 kg *
Endurance 50min – 1h 40min. *
Wind rating 13m/s **
Payload 200 – 600 gram *
Control modes Auto, Assisted
Failsafe Return-to-home, Virtual fence, GPS/link/control-fail, other…
Operation Hand launch, Skid landing, Automated takeoff, flight & landing, Assisted override modes.
Transport box 84 x 42 x 12 cm
* Depending on configuration and national airspace regulations
** Average wind speed at mission altitude
To us, the moment you receive your Smartplanes system is just the beginning of our relationship. We are proud to include pilot training in our offer, as well as service for your first year of flying. That includes support over the phone or via e-mail as well as repairs. Forget having to order spare parts that can be tricky to attach to your drone; during the first year, we’ll take care of all maintenance. Should you need to send your drone to us for repairs, you’ll have it back in about a week.
After the first year, we offer the option to renew the service agreement for another year. We hope that your purchase will lead to a long-lasting relationship where we can help you work more efficiently.
NEW as of April 2, 2015, is our renewed Services Agreement offering.
While we at SmartPlanes recognize that accidents happen and the end user might experience a set of events leading to a, for the UAV/UAS disastrous outcome, be it anything from accidentally slamming the car trunk or stepping on the equipment to rapid change in weather conditions, we are also very confident in the build and quality of our UAV/UAS.
In recognition of this and knowing how important the UAV/UAS is to our customers’ daily business we have decided to offer unlimited maintenance and support for those deciding to sign a new or renew their existing service agreement. This is a significant change from the earlier 8 hours of free maintenance and support included in the earlier service agreement.
The new service agreement is only valid if signed directly with SmartPlanes. Resellers may have different agreements.
Customers with the old service agreement will be offered an opportunity to upgrade their existing version at a favorable fee.
For support on Pix4D software, please visit Pix4D’s online manual: https://support.pix4d.com/hc/en-us/articles/202557969
For support on Agisoft Photoscan software, please visit Agisoft’s online manual: http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/user-manuals/
An orthophoto, orthophotograph or orthoimage is an aerial photograph geometrically corrected (“orthorectified”) such that the scale is uniform: the photo has the same lack of distortion as a map. Unlike an uncorrected aerial photograph, an orthophotograph can be used to measure true distances, because it is an accurate representation of the Earth’s surface, having been adjusted for topographic relief, lens distortion, and camera tilt.Orthophotographs are commonly used in the creation of a Geographic Information System (GIS). Software can display the orthophoto and allow an operator to digitize or place linework, text annotations or geographic symbols (such as hospitals, schools, and fire stations). Some software can process the orthophoto and produce the linework automatically.
A digital terrain model (DTM) is a digital model or 3D representation of a terrain’s surface — commonly for a planet (including Earth), moon, or asteroid — created from terrain elevation data.
We are offering professional services in a number of fields connected to UAS assisted surveying. The services are performed through assistance by select strategic partners utilizing SmartPlanes UAVs.
With our strong presence and domain competence in aerial surveying we can be your preferred supplier of professional services. A subset of available services are described below. Feel free to contact us with further questions and to learn what other surveying services we can provide.
Photomapping involves the process of drawing a map from a photographic base. In all likelihood, computer map making, including analogue processing, will have replaced manual map making for well over 90 per cent of all maps.
Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs, especially for recovering the exact positions of surface points. Photogrammetry feeds the measurements from remote sensing and the results of imagery analysis into computational models in an attempt to successively estimate, with increasing accuracy, the actual, 3-D relative measurements within the researched field.
3D computer graphics
In 3D computer graphics, 3D modeling is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any three-dimensional surface of an object via specialized software. The product is called a 3D model. It can be displayed as a two-dimensional image through a process called 3D rendering or used in a computer simulation of physical phenomena.
In computer graphics, a heightmap or heightfield is a raster image used to store values, such as surface elevation data, for display in 3D computer graphics. A heightmap can be used in bump mapping to calculate where this 3D data would create shadow in a material, in displacement mapping to displace the actual geometric position of points over the textured surface, or for terrain where the heightmap is converted into a 3D mesh.