MicaSense Altum-PT

Optimized 3-in-1 solution for advanced remote sensing and agricultural research

Seamlessly integrates a 12 MP high-resolution panchromatic sensor, a new thermal sensor that provides twice the ground resolution of the previous Altum, and five discrete spectral bands.

Its high-resolution makes it the perfect sensor for machine learning plant-level applications such as early-stage crop counting. It also features a global shutter for distortion-free results, open APIs, and a new storage device allowing up to 2 captures/second.

At a Glance

Discover Key Features

Primary Applications

Irrigation Scheduling

Plant Disease Detection

Plant Phenotyping

Fruit Yield Estimations

Fruit Maturity Evaluation & Bruise Detection

Pressure Issues & Clogs Detection in Irrigation Systems


Explore the Advantages

Unmatched Detection and Quality

The thermal imagery provides twice the ground resolution of Altum – as high as 17cm from 60m flight altitude, which means that the thermal imager captures an area as big as 17cm when flown at 60m. The higher the resolution, the smaller object size can be detected. Altum-PT gives you better detail and image quality, enabling the most challenging irrigation system, soil moisture, and inspection tasks.

Disease Prevention

Discern issues at the plant level, even in the early growth stages, including early-stage stand counting.

Accurate Radiometic Results

Obtain the most accurate radiometric results at resolutions that enable entirely new remote sensing workflows – 1.2 cm (0.47in) pan-sharpened ground resolution when flying at 60m (200ft).

Capture 6 Spectral Bands

Simultaneous capture of up to six discrete spectral bands, enabling outputs such as RGB color, crop vigor, and high resolution panchromatic.

Rapid In-field Decision Making

Optimized for tasks that require ultra-high resolution and compatible with rapid in-field workflows for on-the-spot decision making.

Synchronized Multispectral and Thermal Imagers

Synchronized multispectral and thermal imagers for pixel-aligned outputs across multiple bands and at incredibly high resolutions.

Enhanced Accuracy and Unrivaled Resolution

The integrated thermal model features patented technologies that enable more accurate thermal maps – with better than 2-degree repeatability across measurements – twice the resolution of the current Altum.


Unveiling the Power and Performance Details

  • Weight 577 g (20.35 oz.) Altum-PT + WI-Fi + CF Express Card + DLS2 & Cables
  • Dimensions 11.0 x 8.0 x 6.9 cm (4.3in x 3.1in x 2.7in)
  • External Power 7.0 V - 25.2 V
  • Power Input 5.5/7.0/10W (standby, average, peak)
  • Spectral Bands 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)
  • Thermal FLIR LWIR thermal infrared 7.5 -13.5um radiometrically calibrated
  • Sensor Resolution 2064 x 1544 (3.2MP per MS band)
    4112 x 3008 (12MP panchromatic band)
    320 × 256 thermal infrared
  • Sensor Multispec GSD @120m (per multispec band) 5.28 cm per pixel
  • Panchro & Pansharpened GSD @120m 2.49 cm per pixel
  • Thermal GSD @120m Thermal GSD @120m
  • Capture Rate (All bands, RAW, DNG format) 2 capture per second raw DNG
  • Field of View 50° HFOV x 38° VFOV (MS)
    46° HFOV x 35° VFOV (PAN)
    48º x 40º (thermal)
  • Storage CFexpress Card
  • IP Rating IP4X
  • Interfaces 3 configurable GPIO: select from trigger input, PPS input, PPS output, and top of frame signals. Host virtual button. USB 2.0 port for WiFi. Serial. 10/100/1000 Ethernet. CF Express for storage.

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