LaQuinta is the first professional AG Multispectral Camera of its kind: Advanced innovative optical filter technology has enabled us to develop a single image sensor with single optical path into a high resolution 4 narrow-band multispectral camera for precision agriculture crop health remote sensin; The world's lowest cost yet fully featured professional NDVI camera for UAVs especially, but applicable on ground vehicles as well.
With addition of the newest hybrid sensor technology such as an R-G-B-NIR 'adapt-2-light' irrandiance sensor,IMU, GPS, altitude sensor and gyroscope, Integrable into a full range of different UAVs, LaQuinta can provide the right high quality imagery and advanced Metadata for the best crop health analysis in different AG indices such as NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index ) and EVI (Enhanced Vegetation Index).
With LaQuinta we do not just want to use NDVI, and as we do not use RedEdge but rather Blue, LaQuinta is able to produce the EVI (Enhanced Vegetation Index). Basically EVI is a better, more reliable vegetation index than NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) and NDRE (Normalized Difference Red Edge) combined as it compensates for both atmospheric as
well as environmental distortions.
Advantages of EVI (Enhanced Vegetation Index) compared to NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) en NDRE (Normalized Difference Red Edge): With the addition of the blue band EVI eliminates the background noise (soil for instance), which is valuable to correct reflectance noise obtained through visual soil interference but also - similar to an advantage of NDRE vs NDVI- for more reliable reflectance results with a thick
canopy / high biomass, f.i. towards end of season / harvesting time. It also -in addition to our R- G-B-NIR 'Adapt-2-light' Irradiance sensor- eliminates atmospheric noise (irradiance differences due to the tone of sunlight during different parts of the day, leading to noise in the results when not compensated like oftentimes in NDVI).