The
professional
mapping
drone
The eBee has given me the
best ROI of any surveying tool
I own.
Prof. Tosa Ninkov PhD, Owner , GeoGIS
Consultants, Serbia
4 reasons to choose the eBee
Map more, more
accurately
No flying
skills required
Because safety
matters
Your complete
solution
The eBee can cover up to
12 km2 (4.6 mi2) in a single
automated flight, while
flights over smaller areas,
flown at lower altitudes,
can acquire images with a
ground sampling distance
(GSD) of down to 1.5 cm
(0.6 in) per pixel.
The eBee is the easiest to
use professional drone
on the market, used by
thousands of customers
around the world. To launch
it, just throw the eBee into
the air! It then flies, captures
images and lands itself.
However you can always
alter its flight plan or land
manually if required.
Thanks to its ultra-light
construction the eBee
weighs just 700 g (1.5 lb),
vastly minimising its impact
energy. It also features a
safety-conscious rear-facing
propeller and senseFly ’s
cutting-edge autopilot, which
manages a wide range of
intelligent failsafe behaviours.
The eBee package contains all
you need to start mapping: a
high-res RGB camera, batteries,
radio modem and eMotion,
our highly acclaimed flight
planning and control software.
It even comes with a sturdy,
carry-on sized case. Then just
process and analyse the eBee’s
images using professional
image processing software,
such as Pix4Dmapper.
Plan your flight
The eBee sets the standard for easy flight planning and management
thanks to its acclaimed eMotion software.
Just choose or create your preferred background map. Then use this to
define the region you want to map. Next, simply specify your desired
ground resolution (down to 1.5 cm / 0.6 inches per pixel) and set your
required image overlap.
The rest is automatic: eMotion automatically generates a full flight plan,
based on GPS waypoints, calculates the eBee’s required altitude and
displays its projected trajectory.
To ensure your mission’s success, eMotion even offers a confidencebuilding simulation mode. This virtual flight simulates wind strength and
direction, allowing you to make any flight plan enhancements needed
before launch.
SAFETY
FIRST
The eBee is built with safety firmly in mind, from
its ultra-light, shock-absorbent construction to its
numerous embedded safety features. eMotion
also includes a 3D flight planning feature. This uses
real-world elevation data when setting the altitude
of a flight’s waypoints (shown above), for the most
consistent ground resolution possible and the
highest level of aircraft safety.
With a fully integrated workflow the
eBee allows us to focus on making use of
the data as opposed to worrying about
flight operations and data processing. We
have flown the eBee in all types of weather
conditions and have been extraordinarily
impressed with its reliability.
Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, Director, University of Vermont Spatial
Analysis Laboratory, U.S.A.
Fly
Nothing is easier to operate than the eBee. Just shake the drone three
times to start its motor, then throw it into the air—no catapult or
additional accessories required!
The eBee’s eMotion software displays the aircraft’s key flight parameters,
its battery level and its image acquisition progress, in real time, while the
artificial intelligence inside the eBee Ag’s autopilot continuously analyses
onboard IMU and GPS data to control and optimise every aspect of the
drone’s flight. This proprietary autopilot also manages a wide range of
intelligent failsafe behaviours, improving safety and security still further.
Need to make an adjustment? Reprogram the drone’s flight plan and
landing zone mid-flight. Or in the case of any issue, tell it to immediately
hold its position, return home or land.
The eBee provides the best overall
performance of any UAS system we’ve
tried. It can fly at high altitude, behaves
reliably in unstable wind conditions, and
it doesn’t require any extra take-off and
landing equipment.
Eric Romersa, Co-Founder, WSdata3D, Chile
+380,000
+110,000
+19,000,000
FLIGHTS TO DATE
FLIGHT HOURS
HA COVERAGE
Create
Process
Orthomosaics
Use eMotion’s Flight Data Manager to
pre-process, geotag and organise your
flight’s images. Then import these into your
professional image processing software of
choice, such as Pix4Dmapper Pro, to create a
range of valuable outputs.
In just a few clicks, you can transform the
eBee’s high-resolution aerial images into a
georeferenced orthomosaic raster (also known
as an orthophoto).
Format(s): GeoTIFF (.tif), KML tiles (png/kml)
Example Background maps, 2D
usage: measurements, cadastre, urban/
infrastructure/transport planning,
forestry, marketing
Our eBee projects have yielded phenomenal quality, accuracy and ROI—our
costs were approximately 50% when compared to using manned aircraft and
we cut our delivery times by more than half.
Marc A. Cañas GISP, Vice President, J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc., United States
Other common outputs:
INDEX MAP
GeoTIFF (.tif ), shp
3D MESH WITH
TEXTURE
Wavefront (obj)
CONTOUR LINES
Digital Surface Models (DSMs)
Point clouds
The DSM is an essential component of
the orthomosaicing process. It displays a
continuous surface, featuring the tops of
objects and structures such as trees and
buildings (inc. bare earth when nothing is
obscuring it). Ground-based objects can
also be removed to produce a digital terrain
model (DTM).
These comprise millions of individual points,
each featuring X, Y, Z coordinates and an RGB
value. Can also be classified for more specific
analysis using classes such as ground, buildings
and vegetation. A LiDAR-like output, except in
the presence of ground-obscuring vegetation,
point clouds are most often used for geometric
and CAD-based work.
Format(s): GeoTIFF (.tif )
Example Flood plain analysis, sunlight/
usage: signal coverage assessment, GIS
applications, spatial analysis
Format(s): las, laz, ply, ascii
Example 3D line & surface area
usage: measurement, volumetric
calculation (i.e. stockpiles)
Drone vs LiDAR point clouds: http://goo.gl/T1DA5b
dxf, shp
GOOGLE MAPS
KML tiles (png/kml)
Outputs compatible with:
Esri ArcGIS
GlobalMapper
QGIS
Autodesk
Inpho
StereoCAD
Erdas Imagine
Google Maps
RealWorks
MicroStation
Maptek
Quick Terrain
3DReshaper
Agisoft
Surpac
ccViewer
Mapbox
& many more
Fully automatic
• Create your flight plan
• Hand-launch (no catapult required)
• Flies, acquires images & lands itself
Optimal range
• Up to 50 min flight time
• Maximum flight coverage
of 12 km2 (4.6 mi2)*
The eBee is the heart of my
operation, allowing me to offer clients
an affordable and reliable service that
wasn’t previously available in this part
of the world. My drone has already
logged 182 problem-free flights and
has proved durable enough to handle
the toughest African operating
conditions.
Green technology
• Low-noise brushless electric motor
• Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
• Safe rear-facing propeller
Theo Wolmarans, Director, ICARUS AT Pty Ltd, S. Africa
* based on the following test conditions: target ground resolution of 30 cm (11.8 in) / pixel, no wind, moderate weather temp. (18 °C/64.4 °F), new fully charged battery, flight altitude of 1,000 m (3,280 ft) above ground level, take-off at approx. sea level,
take-off point in centre of desired coverage area.
2.4 GHz radio link
• Communicates with eMotion via
USB ground modem
• Approx. 3 km (1.86 mile) range
18.2 MP RGB camera
Lightest in its class
• Fully controlled by eBee’s autopilot
• Automatic image acquisition &
geotagging
• Multiple additional camera options
available (inc. thermal)
• Ultra-light EPP foam body & wings
• 0.69 kg (1.52 lb) take-off weight
• Less kinetic energy than a kicked football
Onboard artificial intelligence
• Analyses data from inertial
measurement unit & onboard GPS
• Optimises every aspect of eBee’s flight
Supplied*
Cameras
WX RGB
senseFly S.O.D.A.
Like all eBee cameras, this 18.2 MP model has
been adapted so that it can be controlled by
the drone’s autopilot. It acquires regular image
data in the visible spectrum and its exposure
parameters are set automatically.
The senseFly S.O.D.A. is the first camera
to be designed for professional drone
photogrammetry. It captures amazingly sharp
aerial RGB images, across a range of light
conditions, allowing you to produce detailed,
vivid orthomosaics and highly precise digital
surface models.
Technical features
Technical features
Resolution 18.2 MP
Resolution 20 MP
Ground resolution at 2.75 cm (1 in) / pixe
100 m (328 ft)
Sensor size 6.16 x 4.63 mm
Pixel pitch 1.26 μm
Ground resolution at 2.9 cm (1.1 in) / pixel
122 m (400 ft)
Sensor size 1-inch (2.54 cm)
Pixel pitch 2.33 μm
Image format JPEG
Image format JPEG or JPEG + DNG
*optional in Turkey.
Sequoia
thermoMAP
S110 NIR / S110 RE
Sequoia by Parrot is the smallest, lightest
multispectral sensor ever released. It captures
images across four defined, visible and
non-visible spectral bands, plus RGB imagery,
in just one flight. Sequoia is immediately
compatible with the eBee cour tesy of
senseFly’s proprietary eBee Integration Kit.
thermoMAP is a thermal infrared camera,
featuring an integrated shutter for in-flight
radiometric calibration. It can capture thermal
video and still images, allowing you to create
thermal maps of a site (for example, to assess a
mine’s water distribution or to check the
functionality of photovoltaic panels).
Like all eBee cameras, these customised 12 MP
models have been adapted to be controlled by
the drone’s autopilot.They acquire image data
in the near infrared (NIR) and red edge bands
respectively. Their exposure parameters can
be set manually and their RAW files are fully
supported by the eBee’s eMotion software.
Main body
Sunshine sensor
• Four 1.2 MP spectral
cameras
• Up to 1 fps
• One 16 MP RGB camera
with rolling shutter
• 64 GB built-in storage
• 5 W (~12 W peak)
• 72 g (2.5 oz)
• 4 spectral sensors with
same filters as body
• GPS
• IMU & magnetometer
• SD card
• 1W
• 35 g (1.2 oz)
Technical features
Resolution 640 x 512 pixels
Ground resolution 14 cm (5.5 in) / pixel
at 75 tm (246 ft)
Scene temperature -40 °C to 160 °C (-40 °F to 320 °F)
Temperature resolution 0.1 °C (0.2 °F)
Temperature calibration Automatic, in-flight
Output formats TIFF images + MP4 video
Weight Approx. 134 g (4.7 oz)
Operating altitude 75 - 150 m (246 - 492 ft)
Technical features
Resolution 12 MP
Ground resolution at 3.5 cm (1.4 in) / pixel
100 m (328 ft)
Senseor size 7.44 x 5.58 mm
Pixel pitch 1.86 µm
Output formats JPEG and/or RAW
About senseFly
At senseFly, we believe in using technology to make work safer and more
efficient. Our proven drone solutions simplify the collection and analysis
of geospatial data, allowing professionals in surveying, agriculture,
engineering and humanitarian aid to make better decisions, faster.
Where can you buy your eBee?
Visit www.sensefly.com/about/where-to-buy to locate your nearest
distributor.
senseFly was founded in 2009 and quickly became the leader in
mapping drones. The company is a commercial drone subsidiary of
Parrot Group. For more information, go to www.sensefly.com.
eBee Plus
Aerial efficiency,
photogrammetric
accuracy
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eBee SQ
The advanced
agricultural drone
albris
The intelligent
mapping &
inspection drone
senseFly SA
Route de Genève 38
1033 Cheseaux-Lausanne
Switzerland
HARDWARE
Wingspan
Weight (inc. supplied camera & battery)
Motor
Radio link range
Detachable wings
Camera (supplied)*
Cameras (optional)
Accessories (optional)
96 cm (37.8 in)
Approx. 0.69 kg (1.52 lb)
Low-noise, brushless, electric
Up to 3 km (1.86 miles)
Yes
WX RGB (18.2 MP)
senseFly S.O.D.A., Sequoia, thermoMAP, S110 NIR/RE
Radio tracker, backpack, camera protection kit
SOFTWARE
Flight planning & control software (supplied) eMotion
Image processing software (optional) Pix4Dmapper Pro
OPERATION
Automatic 3D flight planning
Cruise speed
Wind resistance
Maximum flight time
Maximum coverage (single flight)
Automatic landing
Multi-drone operation
Ground control points (GCPs)
Oblique imagery
Yes
40-90 km/h (11-25 m/s or 25-56 mph)
Up to 45 km/h (12 m/s or 28 mph)
50 minutes
12 km2 (4.6 mi2)**
Linear landing with ~ 5 m (16.4 ft) accuracy
Yes
Optional
0 to -50°
RESULTS
Ground sampling distance (GSD) Down to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) / pixel***
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (w/GCPs) Down to 3 cm (1.2 in) / 5 cm (2 in)
Absolute horizontal/vertical accuracy (no GCPs) 1-5 m (3.3-16.4 ft)
*optional in Turkey.
** based on the following test conditions: target ground resolution of 30 cm (11.8 in) / pixel, no wind, moderate weather temp.
(18 °C/64.4 °F), new fully charged battery, flight altitude of 1,000 m (3,280 ft) above ground level, take off at approx. sea level,
take-off point in centre of desired coverage area.
*** depends upon environmental conditions (light, wind, surface type).
Package contents:
• eBee body (inc. all electronics &
built-in autopilot) • Pair of detachable wings
• WX still camera (inc. SD card,
battery, USB cable & charger)
• 2.4 GHz USB radio modem for data
link (inc. USB cable)
• Two lithium-polymer battery packs
& charger
• Spare propeller
• Carry case with foam protection
• Remote control & accessories (for
safety pilots)
• User manual
• eMotion software download key
(accessible via my.senseFly at no
extra cost)
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