The phenoMobile Lite is an advanced mobile research platform designed to carry a range of instrumentation used for the high throughput phenotyping of traits in field conditions. The phenoMobile Lite system is able to measure such traits non-destructively and considerably faster than traditional methods, saving both time and money. Fitted with an outdoor laser measurement scanner (LiDAR) and a computer, the phenoMobile Lite scans trial plots from above to generate a 3D model of the crop canopy, which is then used to quantify specific traits such as biomass, fractional ground cover, and crop height. An RGB camera is also mounted to the adjustable boom to be used in plant counts. A GreenSeeker spectral sensor can also be mounted for NDVI measurement.
The phenoMobile Lite consists of a lightweight frame with adjustable wheel spacing (for different width plots) that is driven by a single electric wheel and guided from behind by an operator, allowing for smooth and easy operation. Collected data can be conveniently uploaded to the phenoMobile processing pipeline where data is then processed to derive above-ground canopy parameters on an individual plot basis.