UAVOS, a developer and manufacturer of security and commercial solutions based on advanced Unmanned Systems, has recently completed a drone-based inspection in the agriculture sector to measure water content in the soil. Combining digital data and UAVOS’s customized software has allowed us to provide innovative analysis for water management in agriculture and land management. UAVOS’s inspection technology offers timely and accurate insights into the dynamics of soil drainage and moisture content which is able to contribute to the productivity of the land.
UAVOS’s UAS solution for gathering such soil moisture data is based around its fixed-wing Borey uncrewed aerial system (UAS), and features a multispectral sensor payload designed to provide both spatial and temporal resolution for a better understanding of the soil moisture levels. The Borey UAS with a multispectral camera supplies full coverage soil moisture measurements over an area of up to 2,220 acres (9 km²) per flight. The flights have been conducted at low altitude missions of 150 m above ground level. This low altitude is required for the sensor to accurately map soil moisture up to 10 cm/pixel resolution.
The data provided by the Borey UAS equipped with a multispectral camera offers information for the entire area scanned – not just representative samples. Following the drone inspection, UAVOS’ mapping professionals provide the client with a detailed report which includes High-definition images and video, Orthomosaic images for import into GIS, Digital surface model (DSM) and digital terrain model (DTM) as well as 3D images to help future crop plantation planning and monitoring growth.
“Monitoring soil composition and conditions is important for modern farming practices.
With multispectral soil quality maps of their fields, farmers can make more informed decisions about where to plant which crops and when to make adjustments. The result?
Bigger, healthier yields with more sustainable land management practices”, comments CEO at UAVOS Aliaksei Stratsilatau.
UAVOS is a developer and manufacturer of security and commercial solutions based on advanced Unmanned Systems with an international investor base. UAVOS technology, products, and tailored services include multi-role UAVs, unique proprietary autopilots, advanced communication systems, UAV components, and experiential training. UAVOS is involved in stratospheric R&D projects having developed the HAPS ApusDuo autonomous aircraft and the HiDRON meteo- missions stratospheric glider ready to deploy missions to the stratosphere. UAVOS’ mission statement is to create the right partnerships and shared goals with customers worldwide in order to build mutual technology and innovation capabilities for the benefit of our partners and customers.