Integration of optical sensor platform


SAM-DIMENSION is an agricultural technology startup focused on precision weed control strategies to enable plant-specific treatments and reduce the number of herbicides needed. Using drones with optical sensors, SAM-DIMENSION collects high-resolution geo-referenced images to identify weeds using an AI. SAM-DIMENSION makes this information available to agricultural weeding machinery and other precision farming-related farm management platforms.

BatchOne supported SAM-DIMENSION by integrating off-the-shelve (OTS) components and developing a prototype for the optical sensor platform to enable first tests. As an initial step, BatchOne created a suitable development environment based on the hardware and software components provided by the customer. Including, in particular, OS, configuration, SDKs, and toolchains. Next, BatchOne validated the development environment to ensure compatibility and operationality, including storage, flight controllers, and sensors.

Together with SAM-DIMENSION, BatchOne created a concept for implementing the desired use cases and the functionality of the base components via software to prove their feasibility. After testing the primary Proof-of-Concept, BatchOne helped SAM-DIMENSION to realize additional use cases.

What we worked on


  • Use Case Definition
  • Companion Board Development
  • Telemetry Aggregation and Optical Sensor Control
  • Prototyping and Architecture
  • Software Development (Python, C++, Mavlink, GPIOs)
  • Integration and SITL Tests

Who was working on the project

Chris Chris


Embedded Systems & Product Management

With a strong background in embedded systems, Chris spent the last decade helping the automotive industry transform into a digital business. He worked in a wide range of teams and settings from smaller research up to large multi-platform projects with 10+ suppliers and thousands of project members, working with startups and all tier levels of suppliers. 

From research and prototyping to product definition and on into developing and launching series systems, Chris has been working with the full spectrum of technologies out there, ranging from low level IoT, graphics controllers and feature packed SoCs up to full stack web and app development.

Chris has explored every aspect of software development and gained strong insights in the aligned fields that exist in product development, including systems engineering, product management, integration and hardware development.

Previous experience


Based in Munich
Chris Chris

“The competent team of BatchOne always accompanied us safely and directly to the next development goal. Through the support, we were able to design and test working prototypes quickly. This is how rapid prototyping and system integration works!”

Alexander Linn / SAM Dimension, CEO & Founder

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