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UAS-Based Plant Phenotyping for Research and Breeding Applications

Table 3

Examples of software tools available for UAS way pointing.

Software nameSupported UASManufacturer or 3rd partyCostNoteMapping function integratedWebsite

Aerobotics flight planner towerAutopilot board3rd partyFreeDev is not active now. Works for Pixhawk seriesNo[83]
AltizureDJI3rd partyFreeProvides 3D product visualization platformYes[84]
Autopilot for DJI dronesDJI3rd party$Provides flight recorderNo[85]
DJI GS ProDJIManufacturerFreeNeeds to pay for additional functionalitiesNo[86]
Drone Harmony Mission PlannerDJI3rd party$Provides full 3D intuitive interfaceYes[87]
DroneDeployDJI3rd partyFreeNeeds to pay for additional function; provide live mapYes[88]
eMotionsenseFlyManufacturer$Needs basic knowledge of UAS to connect with UAS; need to work with the manufacturer UASNo[89]
Intel® Mission Control SoftwareIntel® Falcon™ 8+ UASManufacturer$Needs basic knowledge of UAS to connect with UAS; functions only with the manufacturer of UASNo[90]
Litchi for DJIDJI3rd party$Needs additional mission plannerNo[91]
Map Pilot for DJIDJI3rd party$Needs to pay for additional functionalityYes[92]
mdCockpit appMicrodronesManufacturerFreeNeeds basic knowledge of UAS to connect with UAS; functions only with manufacturer UASNo[93]
Mission PlannerAutopilot board3rd partyFreeNeeds basic knowledge of autopilot board, specifically (i.e., Pixhawk series) with Ardupilot or Px4 (or any other autopilot that communicates using the MAVLink protocol)No[94]
Pix4DcaptureDJI; Parrot; Yuneec3rd partyFreeSupports upload to Pix4d cloudYes[95]
QGroundControlAutopilot board3rd partyFreeNeeds basic knowledge of autopilot board (i.e., Pixhawk series) with Ardupilot or Px4 (or any other autopilot that communicates using the MAVLink protocol)No[96]
UgCSDJI; autopilot board3rd party$Needs basic knowledge of UAS to connect with UAS (i.e., Pixhawk series) with Ardupilot or Px4; Yuneec; MikroKopter; MicroPilot; Microdrones; Lockheed MartinYes[97]