MicaSense RedEdge-MX

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RedEdge-MX: The industry standard multispectral sensor 

The RedEdge-MX is a rugged, built-to-last, professional multispectral sensor, now with a metallic enclosure for extreme durability. It captures the spectral bands required for basic crop health indexes and additional bands needed for advanced analytics. 

 


 With its compact size, RedEdge-MX works well with both multirotor and fixed wing platforms. One flight is all it takes to generate RGB colour, NDVI, and advanced vegetation index layers. And, because it is calibrated, you can get an accurate picture of change over time in every output.

Calibrated Multispectral Imagery

RedEdge-MX is one of the most flexible solutions on the market, with optimized GSD (resolution), the new DLS 2 light sensor, a global shutter for distortion-free images, the ability to generate plant health indexes and RGB (colour) images from one flight, and the freedom of platform-agnostic data. All in a compact size and low weight that allow it to be used with a wide variety of unmanned aircraft systems.

The industry standard

With optimized GSD (resolution); the new DLS 2 light sensor; the ability to generate plant health indexes and RGB (colour) images from one flight; and platform-agnostic data and integration, RedEdge-MX is one of the most flexible solutions on the market. An advanced sensor means that you can count on getting high quality, accurate data when you need it.

 

Key Features

  • Five narrow spectral bands captured during flight.
  • High image resolution; 8 cm/pixel at 400 ft (120 m).
  • Single SD card stores all images with geotags.
  • Standalone operation, with optional external trigger and data from host aircraft.
  • Web-based configuration page accessed from any Wi-Fi–capable device.
  • Embedded mounting points for easier integration.
  • Global shutter imagers - doesn’t require a gimbal.

Key Benefits

  • New aluminium body for better durability and performance in the heat.
  • Compact size allows for integration with a wide variety of drones.
  • Calibrated for precise, repeatable measurements.
  • Wide voltage range to handle more integrations without extra power conversion.
  • Rugged design with no moving parts.
  •  Full access to raw data; outputs can be generated using a wide variety of processing and analysis platforms.

 

Weight 

231.9 g (8.18 oz.) 

(Includes DLS 2 and cables)

Dimensions 

8.7 cm x 5.9 cm x 4.54 cm (3.4 in x 2.3 in x 1.8 in)

External Power 

4.2 V DC - 15.6 V DC 

4W nominal, 8 W peak

Spectral Bands 

Blue, green, red, red edge, near infrared (NIR) (global shutter, narrowband)

Wavelength (nm) 

Blue (475 nm center, 20 nm bandwidth), green (560 nm  center, 20 nm bandwidth), red (668 nm center, 10 nm  bandwidth), red edge (717 nm center, 10 nm bandwidth),  near-IR (840 nm center, 40 nm bandwidth)

RGB Color Output 

Global shutter, aligned with all bands

Ground Sample Distance  (GSD)

8 cm per pixel (per band) at 120 m (~400 ft) AGL

Capture Rate 

1 capture per second (all bands), 12-bit RAW

Interfaces 

Serial, 10/100/1000 ethernet, removable Wi-Fi, external  trigger, GPS, SDHC

Field of View 

47.2° HFOV

Triggering Options 

Timer mode, overlap mode, external trigger mode  (PWM, GPIO, serial, and Ethernet options), manual  capture mode

 

Each kit contains:

  • RedEdge-MX sensor 
  • Lens cover 
  • Calibrated Reflectance Panel 
  • New DLS 2 light sensor with integrated GPS 
  • DLS 2 to RedEdge-MX cables 
  • Mounting screws 
  • Power cable 
  • Hard carrying case