Aerial Surveys deploys Ultracam Eagle Camera

    Thursday, January 15th, 2015

    Aerial surveys has deployed the latest and largest Vexcel Ultracam camera in the market, the Ultracam Eagle for the 2014/2015 season.  This system is a significant boost to the capture capacity offered by Aerial Surveys and has already proven to be highly efficient in the capture of larger projects.

    UltraCam Eagle offers the ultimate in reliability and efficiency for digital aerial photography. With a PAN image footprint of more than 20,000 pixels across the flight strip, and an image capture rate of 1 image in 1.8 seconds, it soars beyond the traditional large-format cameras. The solid-state storage system stores 3,900 superior-quality images and can be exchanged in flight to meet any storage need.

    Despite its expansive digital footprint, the UltraCam Eagle is a lightweight, integrated system that features a smaller physical footprint— taking up less aircraft space and providing the utmost in fuel economy. It also consumes less power than other cameras for even more cost savings. With UltraCam Eagle, customers can take to the skies, capture more data in less time, and complete mapping projects in fewer flight lines and with greater efficiency than ever before.

    The most innovative and advanced UltraCam system to date, offering revolutionary product features that include:

    • Largest PAN frame image footprint of ultra-large format cameras; more than 20,000 pixels across the flight strip.
    • Custom electronics that deliver 3.7 gigabits per second of image collection, resulting in a frame rate of less than 1.80 seconds and forward overlapping of 80 percent at 284 kts for 10 cm GSD images.
    • An integrated package that contains all components in the sensor head, including an embedded OEM UltraNav GPS/INS/FMS system, and modular solid-state storage, providing flexibility for onboard orientation of equipment.
    • An in-flight exchangeable solid-state image storage system to store more than 3,900 images, resulting in minimal ground time.
    • Exchangeable lens system configurations with three different focal lengths for greater flexibility, from lower-altitude engineering applications to high-altitude orthophotography projects.
    • Pixel size of 5.2 μm, as well as enhanced PAN 7,600 gray values per pixel, offered by the latest CCD technology, new custom lenses and filters, and silent-board camera electronics.
    • A user-focused interface with touchscreen technology to ease configuration and operation and allow in-flight control of each image.
    • A compact unit weighing less than 75 kg (165 lbs) and reduced power consumption of 350 watts @ 24-28 VDC for increased flight efficiency.

    Aerial Surveys invests in latest LiDAR technology

    Thursday, January 15th, 2015

    Aerial Surveys has recently commissioned an Orion H300 LiDAR system from Optech offering vastly more capability and efficiency in the capture of LiDAR data

    The H300 adds high-altitude capability and offers multipulse technology, sensor roll compensation for nadir-focused data collection, solid state disk drives, and an effective ground sampling rate of 300 kHz at any scan field of view (FOV).  The Orion H300 delivers high-density point cloud data with what Optech believes is industry-leading data precision and accuracy.

    Incorporating the latest in narrow-pulse-width lasers and advanced timing electronics, the Orion H300 provides clients with outstanding data quality via high precision and accuracy to all target surfaces, while maintaining enhanced small target detectability at high altitudes.  Other enhancements include increased scan frequencies for improved point distribution, full compatibility with the latest Optech IWD-2 12-bit Intelligent Waveform Digitizer, and compatibility with Optech’s multi-station sensor platforms.



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