AirCTEMPs employs a variety of both off-the-shelf and tailored UAS platforms for remote sensing applications. Listed below are links and PDF descriptions of various UAS. The listing of this information does not represent endorsement or product support by CTEMPs, but rather is designed to serve as an information resource for users. CTEMPs will periodically update and add to this reference material and users are encouraged to contact CTEMPs with suggestions for postings. See Instrument Lease Rates for a complete list of available equipment and costs.

Light Lift UASs

Light lift UASs are quadcopter configurations capable of lifting a single payload weighing < 1kg. Typical operational endurance is 15 to 20 minutes depending on payload, altitude and weather conditions. Flights can be conducted by manual control or via pre-planned automatic GPS waypoint navigation.

Solo - 3DR

  

This UAS can be individually equipped with the following gimbal (AirCTEMPs engineered and printed) stabilized sensor(s):

  • Visible camera: GoPro Hero 3 or 4 (Black Edition)
    • Common Uses: Videography and/or imagery for visual interpretation
  • Multispectral camera: MicaSense RedEdge
    • Common Uses: Remote sensing analysis of vegetation health status and/or landcover type classification
  • Thermal Infrared Sensor:  FLIR Vue Pro (640x512, 30hz, 19mm)
    • Common Uses: Videography for visual interpretation of warm bodied objects (e.g. elk herd composition)

Specifications: 

  • Max flight time: 25min
  • Max payload: 420 g
  • Max speed: 24.7 m/s 

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Phantom 3 - DJI

 

This UAS can be individually equipped with the following gimbal stabilized sensor(s):

  • Proprietary 12 mp, 4k video sensor with 3 mm focal length
    • Common Uses: Videography and/or imagery for visual interpretation and photogrammetry

Specifications: 

  • Max flight time: 23 minutes
  • Max payload: 420 g
  • Max speed: 16 m/s

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DJI Phantom 4

DJI Phantom

 

Specifications:

  • Max flight time: 28 minutes
  • Max speed: 20 m/s
  • Gimbaled visible camera for high resolution imagery (structure from motion) and videography
  • Effective pixels: 12.4 M

 

DJI Inspire

DJI Inspire

Specifications

  • Max flight time: 18 minutes
  • Max speed: 22 m/s
  • Gimbaled visible camera for high resolution imagery (structure from motion) and videography
  • Effective pixels: 12.4 M

 

T650

This UAS can be individually equipped with the following gimbal (AirCTEMPs engineered and printed) stabilized sensor(s):

  • Visible camera: Visible camera: Sony α5100 with E 20 mm F2.8 lens (SEL20F28)
    • Common Uses: Videography and/or imagery for visual interpretation and photogrammetry
  • Visible camera: GoPro Hero 3 or 4 (Black Edition)
    • Common Uses: Videography and/or imagery for visual interpretation
  • Multispectral camera: MicaSense RedEdge
    • Common Uses: Remote sensing analysis of vegetation health status and/or landcover type classification
  • Thermal Imaging Infrared Camera:  Infrared Cameras Inc 8640 P-Series
    • Common Uses: Thermographic analysis of a large area where results in C or F are desired (e.g. surface temperature analysis of a grassland prairie)

Specifications: 

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Storm AntiGravity

This UAS can be individually equipped with the following sensor(s):

  • Visible camera: Visible camera: Sony α5100 with E 20 mm F2.8 lens (SEL20F28)
    • Common Uses: Videography and/or imagery for visual interpretation and photogrammetry
  • Visible camera: MAPIR Survey 2 (gimbal stabelized)
    • Common Uses: Videography and/or imagery for visual interpretation
  • Multispectral camera: MicaSense RedEdge
    • Common Uses: Remote sensing analysis of vegetation health status and/or landcover type classification
  • Thermal Imaging Infrared Camera:  Infrared Cameras Inc 8640 P-Series
    • Common Uses: Thermographic analysis of a large area where results in C or F are desired (e.g. surface temperature analysis of a grassland prairie)

Specifications: