Cubert GmbH, the leading provider of real time, non-scanning, imaging spectrometers, that combines the simplicity of a point and shoot camera with the precision of hyperspectral imaging, teamed up earlier this year with VITO’s Remote Sensing Unit. The idea was to develop the COSI Cam, a low cost, revolutionary high ground resolution hyperspectral imager, utilising the novel hyperspectral imaging chip developed by IMEC (Belgium).
After a few months of designing and developing the sensor, the hard work of the VITO and Cubert team finally paid off as the first prototype of the COSI Cam took to the skies over Southern Germany this week.
Utilising the dedicated test site next to the Cubert HQ, with access to corn crops, apple orchards and various types of vegetation. The COSI cam was mounted onto a small UAV, this enables the sensor to monitor hundreds of hectares in a single flight.
The COSI Cam is designed to meet the fast growing remote sensing market that covers a vast range of applications, such as; agriculture, precision farming, yield prediction, forest management, biomass, fertiliser management and crop health to name but a few key examples.