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Professional Multispectral Sensor Kit

  • Captures five narrow spectral bands

  • Generates plant health indexes and RGB (color) images from one flight

  • Designed for easy and flexible integration

  • Calibrated for precise, repeatable measurements

  • Built to last with no moving parts

  • Operates in temperatures up to 50℃ or 122℉

Kit includes: RedEdge-M, Downwelling Light Sensor (DLS), GPS/Mag module, Calibrated Reflectance Panel, and hard carrying case.

Typically ships within 5 - 7 business days

$ 4,900 USD

Looking for RedEdge-M integration kits? Check them out here.

Questions on orders? Contact us.



Get to know RedEdge-M

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Weight: 170 grams (6 oz)
(includes DLS and cables)
Dimensions: 9.4 cm x 6.3 cm x 4.6 cm
(3.7 in x 2.5 in x 1.8 in)
External Power: 4.2 V DC - 15.6 V DC
4 W nominal, 8 W peak
Spectral Bands: Blue, green, red, red edge, near-IR
(global shutter, narrowband)
RGB Color Output: Global shutter, aligned with all bands
Ground Sample Distance (GSD): 8 cm per pixel (per band) at 120 m (~400 ft) AGL
Capture Rate: 1 capture per second (all bands), 12-bit RAW
Interfaces: Serial, 10/100/1000 ethernet, removable Wi-Fi, external trigger, GPS, SDHC
Field of View: 47.2° HFOV
Triggering Options: Timer mode, overlap mode, external trigger mode (PWM, GPIO, serial, and Ethernet options), manual capture mode

At MicaSense, we believe in delivering more than pretty pictures.

We believe in providing scientific solutions that address real problems. 



Chlorophyll Map: The red edge spectral band is the star here, working in conjunction with the other bands to provide a more accurate measure of not just plant vigor but plant health.



NDVI Layer: This commonly known index compares the reflectance of the red band with that of the near-infrared band. However, this index alone provides limited information. 



Digital Surface Model: A DSM is an astonishingly advantageous tool in any agronomist’s arsenal, primarily because of its use in evaluating surface properties and water flow.



RGB Image: RedEdge-M features global shutters for distortion-free images, including narrowband red, green, and blue bands for RGB color images that when processed are aligned to all visible and non-visible bands and vegetation indices.



Interested in learning more about the power of layers? Read this blog post.

RedEdge-M is action-ready, integrating seamlessly no matter the platform.

It has a compact design and is lightweight to work with as many drone models as possible. See integration kits available.

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It's simple to plan a successful mission.

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The RedEdge-M’s low weight, low power requirement, and ability to capture RGB and narrowband spectral bands simultaneously means you can gather the data you need in fewer flights. Have multiple UAVs? RedEdge-M quickly integrates with many different drone platforms.



With RedEdge-M, you own your data. You’re not limited to a particular processing platform. You can choose whichever platform is best for you, your customer, or your project.



RedEdge-M has five bands—blue, green, red, red edge, and near-infrared—that our research showed were optimal for sensing crop health. It simply shows you more. And with MicaSense Atlas, you can see many different analytical layers in one easy to use interface, and compare these outputs across time.



We know you need tools you can rely on. That’s why we built the sensors we wanted in the field—predictable, tough, and reliable—so you can gather the data you need when you need it.


RedEdge-M is a reliable, accurate, high-precision sensor.

 Fly a 100-acre field (at 400 ft AGL, 70% overlap) with RedEdge-M in 27 minutes! 

For more information visit our Knowledge Base.


Interested in the many benefits of flying with standard overlap? Read our blog post 5 Reasons to Fly 5 Minutes Longer - Why Overlap Matters