The Photo3S-NIR captures aerial video and high resolution still images in the near-infrared light spectrum. Both the Photo3S and Photo3S-NIR are 3-axis stabilized for stable imagery and precise tracking, and offer common benefits with Aeryon's full line of integrated imaging payloads.
Military and Public Safety applications include detecting near-infrared light sources and indicators. Commercial and industrial applications include precision agriculture, assessing fire hazards, monitoring droughts, and other environmental projects.
Colour and near-infrared images are commonly combined to produce multi-spectral images. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a multi-spectral standard used worldwide to measure and monitor plant growth, vegetation cover and soil/water condition, and biomass production – and is used in applications such as precision agriculture, assessing fire hazards, monitoring droughts, and other environmental projects.
Sample images below show geo-referenced mosaics of images from the Photo3S and Photo3S-NIR, captured using the Scout's Auto-Grid™ automated flight planning software and processed by the Pix4D UAV aerial image processing cloud service. A multi-spectral image mosaic was also produced, using data from the colour and near-infrared images.