The precision agriculture drone
The eBee Ag is the only precision farming UAV you need. With its full drone-to-tractor workflow you can scout your crops, analyse plant health, create prescriptions and begin treatment all on the same day.
4 reasons to choose the eBee Ag
The eBee Ag includes eMotion software for flight planning & monitoring, Postflight Terra 3D for transforming the drone’s images into index maps & exportable prescriptions, plus a sturdy carry case.
Easy to use
The eBee Ag is a fully automonous drone. Just select the area you want to map using our eMotion software, throw your drone into the air, and the eBee Ag flies, acquires images and lands itself.
With its four different camera options the eBee Ag suits numerous agricultural applications. Use the NIR camera supplied or add one of our red-edge, RGB or multispectral sensors.
The eBee Ag’s artificial intelligence and robust lightweight construction ensure it will survive numerous flights (and landings), thus safeguarding your investment.
Full drone-to-tractor workflow
The eBee Ag offers a full drone-to-tractor workflow. After flying, use Postflight Terra 3D to generate quick NDVI maps of your crops, identify problem areas, create application maps and export prescriptions, all on the same day.
These output prescriptions are fully compatible with leading precision farming software and equipment, plus with the eBee Ag your business data remains confidential — no uploading data to the cloud is required.
01. Choose your camera
S110 NIR (supplied): acquires image data in the near infrared band, the region where high plant reflectance occurs. Applications: biomass indication, growth monitoring, crop discrimination, leaf area indexing.
S110 RE: acquires data in the red edge band, the region where a plant’s reflectance changes from low to high. Applications: plant stress & drought assessment, chlorophyll indication, senescence analysis.
S110 RGB: acquires regular image data in the visible spectrum. Applications: real colour 2D & 3D visual rendering, chlorophyll indication, drainage evaluation.
multiSPEC 4C: This cutting-edge sensor unit, developed by Airinov’s agronomy specialists, acquires data across four highly precise bands. Applications: biomass indication, leaf area indexing, nitrogen recommendation, phenology and many more.
thermoMAP: With thermoMAP you can literally take your crop’s temperature, capturing thermal video and/or still images to create full thermal maps of your fields. Applications: water distribution management, irrigation checking, alternative method of plant stress analysis.
02. Plan your flight
senseFly’s intuitive eMotion software makes it easy to plan and simulate your scouting mission.
Plan: Import your base map of choice and define the area you want to assess. Then specify your required ground resolution, with a GSD of down to 2 cm per pixel, and image overlap. eMotion automatically generates a full flight plan, calculating the eBee Ag’s required altitude and displaying its projected trajectory.
Flying over uneven terrain? Use eMotion's 3D mission planning feature to take into account elevation data when setting the altitude of mission waypoints and the resulting flight lines - improving ground resolution and increasing mission safety.
Simulate: To ensure your mission's success, run a virtual flight that simulates wind strength and direction. Then make any flight plan updates required and prepare to launch.
Launch: To launch the eBee Ag, shake it three times to start its motor, then throw it into the air. The artificial intelligence built into the senseFly autopilot continuously analyses data from the Inertial Measurement Unit and the onboard GPS to control every aspect of its flight.
Monitor: Using eMotion ground station software you can view the eBee Ag's flight parameters, battery level and image acquisition progress in real time.
Control: Made a mistake with your planning? You can reprogram your drone’s flight plan and landing point during its flight.
04. Analyse & prescribe
Create a quick NDVI map: Once your eBee Ag has landed, use its supplied Postflight Terra 3D software to create a geo-accurate NDVI map of your field.
Open this map on any GPS-enabled device to guide your manual crop scouting, walking the field, making observations and possibly collecting samples in order to identify and quantify problem areas.
Process & create prescriptions: Fully process your flight’s images back at the office and use Postflight Terra 3D to create a more detailed reflectance map of your crop. Then apply your preferred vegetation index, further analyse your crop’s health, and define amounts to create your custom prescription.
Load this shapefile into your tractor’s console, open it in your preferred farm management information system (FMIS)—on your PC or in the cloud—or email it to your agronomist. The choice is yours.
Explore the data
In addition to capturing high-resolution georeferenced images, and creating index and application maps, Postflight Terra 3D can produce a wide range of additional data outputs across several file formats. To learn more about these outputs and to explore full RGB, NIR, multispectral and thermal datasets, click the link below.
"We use the eBee in central Alberta to monitor crops throughout the summer. We found the eBee to be especially useful in evaluating lodging damage in small grains crops and it was an amazingly accurate tool to evaluate spray drift from neighboring crops. A combination of flights using RGB and NIR photography seems to give us the best results. The imagery is importable into the software we use for doing variable rate prescriptions and helps to provide additional information that improves the accuracy of our zoning. The eBee is a very effective tool that is easy to use and gives you immediate results."
Wayne Spurrill, Agronomist
Battle River Implements
"There are a lot of $5,000 UAVs available, but they don't fly themselves so they're basically fancy remote controlled helicopters. With the senseFly eBee Ag you get a complete solution — take a couple minutes to plan a mission, launch it by hand (no catapults), and the eBee does the rest. It flies, takes images, figures out the wind and lands right where you want it to. There’s nothing more portable, powerful and easy to use."
Partner, Golly Farms, USD
"The eBee Ag is our main tool for precision agriculture. We have found it a remarkable tool for identifying issues within crops before problems become too severe. When the results from the eBee Ag are coupled with targeted soil testing, exceptionally accurate prescriptions can be made. The eBee’s simplicity and quick results are what have made it so valuable to us."
James O’Neill, Director
Signpost Surveys, EUR
Weight (inc. supplied camera) Approx. 0.71 kg (1.56 lbs)
Wingspan 96 cm (38 in)
Material EPP foam, carbon structure & composite parts
Propulsion Electric pusher propeller, 160 W brushless DC motor
Battery 11.1 V, 2150 mAh
Camera (supplied) S110 RE, S110 RGB, multiSPEC 4C, thermoMAP
Carry case dimensions 55 x 45 x 25 cm (21.6 x 17.7 x 9.8 in)
Maximum flight time 45 minutes
Nominal cruise speed 40-90 km/h (11-25 m/s or 25-56 mph)
Radio link range Up to 3 km (1.86 miles)
Maximum coverage (single flight) 1,000 ha / 2,470 ac (at 974 m / 3,195 ft altitude AGL)
Wind resistance Up to 45 km/h (12m/s or 28 mph)
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) Down to 2 cm (0.79 in) per pixel
Relative orthomosaic/3D model accuracy 1-3x GSD
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (w/GCPs) Down to 4 cm (1.5 in) / 7 cm (2.75 in)
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (no GCPs) 1-5 m (3.3-16.4 ft)
Multi-drone operation Yes (inc. mid-air collision avoidance)
Automatic 3D flight planning Yes
Linear landing accuracy Approx. 5 m (16.4 ft)