CLACKAMAS, Ore., September 19, 2014—Aerial Technology (ATI) expands their UAS technology into the farming and agriculture Industry to provide useful data that will enable farmers and produce growers the ability to make cost-effective decisions. ATI provides data through video, thermal imaging, multi-spectral imaging and tailored software applications, integrated into their UAS technology. “Precision Agriculture is the application of 21st century technology to one of the world’s most ancient professions,” ATI co-founder Stephen Burtt explains.
Aerial Technology has teamed up with MicaSense, a firm that provides multi-spectral camera solutions and data processing and analytics. Using multi-spectral cameras, this highly sensitive application will capture videos and photos of crops remotely, sense different colors of light, provide data processing, sensitive mapping strategies and analytics of data gathered to determine crop vigor. The information will assist farmers to track the health of their crops, detect irrigation problems, pesticide spraying needs, assess crop yields, identify insect invasions, track down cattle, and predict problems with enough time to correct issues before crop damage occurs. This process known as Precision Agriculture is revolutionizing the Agriculture industry.
“The applications available to agriculture are endless right now. The analysis from data collected from ATI’s UAS technology help farmers and vineyard growers to make accurate, informed decisions never before possible”, Burtt says. The current time consuming process of walking the field to monitor crops does not allow a farmer to react to a problem like a disease outbreak before it is too late, or before the costs to fix the problem have soared.
Some predict that for the Farming and Agriculture business, drones will become as universal as GPS now is.
About Aerial Technology International
Stephen Burtt and Lawrence Dennis formed ATI in 2011 to provide UAS operators with a one stop shop, offering ongoing support, education, and resources for UAS needs. After spending many years operating within the UAS industry, the ATI founders noticed a lack of reliable equipment and technical support for end users. The technical complexities and logistics of safely operating UAS demands a high level of support and reliability from manufacturers, as well as highly skilled operators. ATI provides customers with the resources and expertise needed to succeed in their industry.
The ATI staff shares a love for aerospace, photography, film making, and clean technology, fueling the company to constantly improve the UAS industry by providing and supporting the latest technology in the fields of aerial video, photography, inspections, research and mapping.