PrecisionHawk and Genera Energy to develop aerial analysis tools for biomass
PrecisionHawk, a terrestrial data acquisition and analysis company, and Genera Energy have partnered to develop new analysis algorithms specific to improving the efficiency and quality of sustainable biomass crop production and distribution.
The algorithms will convert raw aerial imagery collected by drones and satellites into an actionable report for biomass crop farmers.
The tools will be publicly licensed for use in the DataMapper software platform.
The first group of research tools to be developed under the new partnership will focus on lignocellulosic crops, core to Genera’s business.
Within the DataMapper software platform, Genera will license the completed tools in the Algorithm Marketplace, DataMapper’s library of sophisticated algorithms for data analysis.
The store automatically interprets data collected from a drone’s geographic information system during flight.
The Genera algorithms will add to the currently available lineup of algorithms serving the agricultural industry such as assessing plant characteristics, identifying pests, and monitoring disease pressures.