Event 38 Unmanned Systems, a leading manufacturer of American-made mapping drones, announces that the E400, Event 38’s latest fixed-wing mapping drone, is now integrated with multispectral cameras from AgEagle.
AgEagle makes cutting-edge multispectral imaging sensors and cameras for a variety of advanced applications, including research and resource management. Multispectral and thermal imaging technology is excellent for automatic detection of specific assets or features. An E400 mounted with an AgEagle sensor allows for fast, automated sweeps of large areas, especially areas that may be difficult or impossible to navigate on foot.
“We’ve used AgEagle cameras with our drones in the past with tremendous results, so we’re thrilled to be integrating their products with our latest platform, the E400,” said Jeff Taylor, founder & CEO of Event 38. “Like us, they’re always exploring new technology and finding ways to make their products better. This latest integration will be our best joint project yet.”
E400 has already sold two E400 drones with AgEagle cameras to prominent universities.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville will use their E400 for flood inundation mapping (FIM), the rapid detection of surface water during and after flooding events. Their E400 will be integrated with the National Water Model (NWM), which is managed by the NOAA Office of Water Prediction.
“The UAS Research Program at UAH is conducting this work as a new member of the recently established NOAA Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology (CIROH),” said Casey Calamaio, Research Engineer at Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center (RSESC) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. “This test bed project will consist of flood inundation modeling (FIM) research in the Tennessee Valley, with plans to reciprocate the remote sensing workflow to other regions of the country to support the verification and evaluation process for the National Water Model.” Other noteworthy institutions, including Kent State University, have purchased E400 drones with AgEagle sensors for research.