AeroVironment Donates 87 Quantix Drones and AV DSS Ecosystems to 35 U.S. University Agriculture Departments to Advance Drones in Farming
University Collaboration Projectadvances academic research, applications and crop production practices
- Quantix™ hybrid drone and the AeroVironment Decision Support System™ (AV DSS) deliver on-demand field intelligence to improve crop management for today’s growers
- Drone and data analytics ecosystem to be used in a wide variety of precision agriculture research studies
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Through the project,
Participating universities will employ AeroVironment’s Quantix hybrid drone and AV DSS data analytics platform in a variety of in-field trials, application usage studies and precision agriculture systems research covering areas such as crop nutrient and input management, artificial intelligence for detecting weeds, pests and diseases, and improved accuracy of crop yield prediction. Participating universities will share their hands-on experience, along with use-case insights that can improve in-field performance and advance the adoption of drone-based technologies for the agriculture industry.
“Working with the team at
Featuring automated precision flight operation and an innovative VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) hybrid design, Quantix is purpose-built for crop scouting, and can survey up to 400 acres in just 45 minutes. During flight, integrated sensors capture high-resolution color and multispectral imagery via dual 18 megapixel cameras. On-board processing wirelessly transmits true color and NDVI imagery to the included operating tablet as soon as the drone lands, allowing growers to investigate issues while still in the field. For more detailed analysis, Quantix seamlessly integrates with AV DSS to perform advanced image processing and data analytics, including True Color, NDVI, GNDVI, canopy coverage, anomaly detection and more, providing users with deeper insights into plant emergence, vegetative health, inputs and resource management.
“AeroVironment’s donation of Quantix and AV DSS will enable participating universities to quickly and easily gain the on-demand field intelligence they need to advance multiple areas of agriculture research, while enhancing the understanding and application of drone-based technology,” said
“Working with industry leaders such as
Several participating universities will feature Quantix and AV DSS at upcoming agriculture and UAS learning events:
University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences– Agronomy Day, Aug. 22, 2019 Kansas State University– UAS Tech Forum, Aug. 21-22, 2019 Purdue University– NACAA Forum, Sept. 8-12, 2019
Ohio State University– Farm Science Review, Sept. 17-19, 2019
For more information, or to purchase a Quantix and AV DSS product package visit: www.avdroneanalytics.com.
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