Drones to monitor crops in Hickory Corners

9:39 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Drones to monitor crops in Hickory Corners

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The unmanned planes will fly over agricultural fields
Michigan State University's first drone is a microdrone md4-1000, a four-rotor helicopter that measures just over a meter from rotor shaft to rotor shaft. It is equipped with a high-resolution radiometer, a thermal camera and a laser scanner that's capable of taking centimeter-precise measurements from the air.