ADC Series - High Quality Visible and NIR Imaging

Lightweight Agricultural Digital Camera - Specially Designed for UAV Applications
Re-engineered to be the simplest, lightest, and most flexible visible and NIR camera available.

The ADC Lite is a lightweight version of our ADC Air Camera. Featuring a single sensor that was designed and
optimized for capture of visible light wavelengths longer than 520nm and near-infrared wavelengths up to 920nm.
The primary use of this product is the recording vegetation canopy reflectance. The resulting image is suitable for
derivation of several vegetation indices.



    • Higher resolution and improved spectral accuracy.

    • Greater flexibility of operation and control

    • Red, Green and NIR bands (approximating
      TM2, TM3 and TM4) provide the information needed
      for extraction of NDVI, SAVI, canopy segmentation and
      NIR / Green ratios.

    • Ultra lightweight (7oz), perfect for unmanned systems.

    • Remote power and display features for optimized
      placement on the remote vehicles.

    • Video out and standard GPS data
      capture from an external receiver.

    • User interchangeable optics

    • The optional SensorLink GPS waypoint triggering
      application enables camera triggering at pre-defined

    • Uses standard Compact Flash Memory

    • Powerful PixelWrench2 image editing
      software with several tools specific to
      multi-spectral images and ADC cameras.

    • Fourth generation ADC designed to be the most lightweight and full featured agricultural camera available.


    • Download the ADC Lite Users Manual (1.5MB)
      Download the ADC-Lite Brochure (2.47MB)
      Download the ADC FAQ (29kb)

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    • 3.2 megapixel CMOS sensor (2048 x 1536 pixels)

    • Green, Red and NIR sensitivity with bands approximately equal to TM2, TM3 and TM4.

    • Image storage to Compact Flash in Tetracam 10 bit DCM lossless, 8 bit RAW, and 10 bit RAW formats.

    • Light weight composite housing perfect for UAV or weight critical applications.

    • CS lens mount system compatible with thousands of available lenses.

    • Camera supplied with a 8.5 mm lens
      Optional 4.5 - 10 mm varifocal lens also available.

    • Power Source options:
      External only - 5 to 12 VDC

    • USB interface

    • Multipin I/O connector for use with Tetracam remote trigger and viewer accessories.

    • Image Capture Capacity:
      Approx. 3 MB per image (DCM format), limited only by CF card size.

    • Image Capture Rate:
      From 2 to 5 seconds per picture, depending on file save mode selected.

    • Inputs:
      5 - 12 VDC
      RS-232 dedicated to capture of NMEA GPS sentences.
      External Trigger

    • Outputs:
      Realtime NTSC or PAL Video for both viewfinder and menu operations.

    • Data Interface:
      USB 1.1

    • Dimensions:
      4.5 in. x 3.0 in. x 0.87 in. (114 mm x 77 mm x 22 mm)without the
      8.5 mm lens.
      4.5 in. x 3.0 in. x 2.38 in. (114 mm x 77 mm x 60.5 mm) with
      8.5 mm lens.
      7.0 oz. (200 gr.)

    • Mount:
      4 Shock mount attachment points

    • System Includes:
      Camera and Lens
      2GB CF card
      USB Cable
      AC/DC power supply
      Teflon calibration tag
      Tetracam PixelWrench2 Application Software (for Windows)
      Rugged carrying case


    ADC Spectral Images Captured in the Near IR

    Aerial Crop Photo taken with ADC Air