MicaSense Altum

Thermal, multispectral, and high-resolution imagery in one sensor.


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Dramatically improve agricultural outcomes

The Micasense Altum is the most advanced agricultural driven multispectral sensors available on the global market. An upgrade from the Micasense RedEdge-M, the Altum features an additional Radiometric Thermal Band, as well as an increase in overall resolution via a its larger sensor size. Altum’s multispectral imagers are the highest resolution integrated multispectral solution available for drones, allowing for detailed RGB outputs and advanced crop classifications.

Dramatically improve agricultural outcomes

Capture aligned high-resolution, multispectral, and thermal imagery using only one sensor. Generate analytics for phenotyping, irrigation, and plant health from one data set.
Increased sensor size resolution means more accurate digital surface models, easier stitching at lower altitudes, and better plant classification and plant counting.
Fast capture rate enables faster flight speeds and lower flight altitudes for increased data quality.
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High-capacity USB storage means you can fly longer and cover more acreage. No more changing SD cards!
Cover more ground with the upgraded, high-capacity TB55 Intelligent Flight Batteries
Operators are protected against harsh, agricultural elements with an Ingress Protection rating of 43 (IP43)

MicaSense Altum - a global solution with plug ‘n play integration straight out of the box!

Micasense Altum has set a new benchmark in agricultural drone technology. Now you can simultaneously capture thermal imagery as well as high resolution multispectral data. The resolution is setting industry standards, as you can now fly higher with the Altum and get the better resolution than the previous RedEdge-M version. This allows for a much broader “sweep” on each run so effectively less overlap and more area covered per flight. Five high-resolution lenses mean you get detailed plant health imagery (4 cm GSD) and detailed Digital Surface Models all from 120m.

Technical specifications

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General Overview
Description Specification
Dimensions 8.2 cm x 6.7 cm x 6.45 cm (3.2 in x 2.6 in x 2.5 in)
External Power 4.9 - 25.2 V
Power Input 5.5/7.0/10W (standby, average, peak)
Spectral Bands Blue, green, red, red edge, near infrared (NIR)
RGB Color Output High-resolution, global shutter, aligned with all bands
Thermal LWIR thermal infrared8-14um. Radiometrically calibrated
Sensor Resolution 2064 x 1544 (3.2 MP per EO band) at 120m (400ft) AGL 81cm per pixel (thermal) at 120m
Capture Rate 1 capture per second (all bands), 12-bit RAW
Interfaces Aircraft: Trigger input, top of frame out, 1 PPS out. 3.3V isolated IO 2x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports for WiFi or Ethernet and USB 3.0 Storage
Field of View 48° x 37° (multispectral) 57° x 44° (thermal)
Focal Length 8 mm (multispectral) 1.77 mm (thermal)
Storage USB 3.0 compatible storage devices
Description Specification
Altum + DLS 2 406.5 g (14.34 oz)
Altum 357 g (12.6 oz)
DLS2 49 g (1.73 oz)
Wi-Fi Adapter 2 g (0.07 oz)
USB stick 9 g (0.32 oz)

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