Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are as effective as the information they can collect. The Quest multi-channel and multispectral cameras are perfectly equipped to do just that; collect highly qualified information.
- Precision agriculture and agricultural remote sensing
Multispectral cameras have various applications within precision agriculture such as observing and measuring crop variability based on its RGB and NIR spectra. It provides a fast overview of water status, nutrient deficiencies and pest infestation.
- Environmental mapping and remote sensing
Remote sensing with UAVs should has the same benefits as remote sensing with small airplanes, while UAV usage is cheaper than airplane use and has additional advantages like not having to rely on airports. The UAV can takeoff nearly everywhere and can be transported in a van and can be operated with minimal opportunity for human errors.
- Marine pollution detection
UAVs equipped with multispectral cameras can be used in oil spill detection, sea ice detection and red tide detection (algal bloom). They can be deployed along coastlines or from boats.
- Pipeline and power line surveillance
Multispectral cameras are used in discovering leaks in water and oil pipelines in remote areas and areas where it is difficult to observe leakages due to the nature of the area (swamps, forests). At the same time multispectral imaging can provide an overview of potential threats along the pipelines such as vegetation growth.
- Forestry conservation and vegetation identification
Through the usage of airborne multispectral cameras, the amount, height and tree type can be identified. This provides valuable information for forestry conservation, plantation, logging and water management businesses.
- Firefighting and fire detection
Multispectral cameras provide detailed information of location and growth of wildfires. The cameras are simultaneously able to provide information on the condition of surrounding vegetation.
- Security and surveillance
UAVs equipped with multispectral cameras provide a fast, light weight, low-cost solution to detection and tracking of suspicious objects or targets. These UAVs can be deployed along borders, coast lines or above high-interest areas such as warzones, crime-filled neighborhoods or densely populated areas like festivals and gatherings.