Meet the Micasense Altum multispectral camera!




The MicaSense Altum captures six bands – red, green, blue, red edge, near-infrared and thermal. The capture of these bands happens at the same moment, making the data easier to align and use for analytics. Also, because there are six bands, data from Altum can be used to create anything from NDVI to digital surface models to thermal heat maps.

Main features of the Micasense Altum camera

Calibrated thermal sensors

Capture aligned multispectral and thermal imagery in one flight using only one sensor.

Hi-res multispectral images

Improved resolution means more accurate digital surface models, easier stitching at lower altitudes, and better plant classification and plant counting.

Hi-res RGB

Five high-resolution lenses mean you get detailed plant health imagery (5.2 cm GSD) and detailed Digital Surface Models all from 400 ft.


WeightAltum + DLS 2: 406.5 g (14.34 oz),
Altum: 357 g (12.6 oz),
DLS2: 49 g (1.73 oz),
Wi-Fi Adapter: 2 g (0.07 oz),
USB stick: 9 g (0.32 oz)
Dimensions8.2 cm x 6.7 cm x 6.75 cm (3.2 in x 2.6 in x 2.7 in)
External Power4.9 – 25.2 V
Power Input5.5/7.0/10W (standby, average, peak)
Spectral BandsBlue, green, red, red edge, near infrared (NIR)
Wavelength (nm)Blue (475 nm center, 32 nm bandwidth),
green (560 nm center, 27 nm bandwidth),
red (668 nm center, 14 nm bandwidth),
red edge (717 nm center, 12 nm bandwidth),
near-IR (842 nm center, 57 nm bandwidth)
RGB Color OutputHigh-resolution, global shutter, aligned with all bands
ThermalLWIR thermal infrared 8-14um. Radiometrically calibrated
Sensor Resolution2064 x 1544 (3.2 MP per EO band) at 120m (400ft) AGL 81cm per pixel (thermal) at 120m
Ground Sample Distance (GSD):5.28 cm per pixel (per EO band) at 120 m (~400 ft) AGL
81 cm per pixel (thermal) at 120 m
Capture Rate1 capture per second (all bands), 12-bit RAW
InterfacesAircraft: Trigger input, top of frame out, 1 PPS out. 3.3V isolated IO
2x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports for WiFi or Ethernet and USB 3.0 Storage
Field of View50.2º x 38.4° (multispectral)
57º x 44º (thermal)
Focal Length7.84 mm (multispectral)
1.77 mm (thermal)
StorageUSB 3.0 compatible storage devices

Indusrial drones compatible with the Micasense Altum camera

DJI Matrice 300 RTK

Matrice 300 RTK is DJI’s latest commercial drone platform that takes inspiration from modern flight systems. Offering up to 55 minutes of flight time, advanced AI capabilities, 6 directional sensors, positioning and more, the M300 RTK sets a whole new standard by combining intelligence, high performance and unmatched reliability.


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