Systems & Cameras

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PhaseOne iXA 180

Our latest addition, the Phase One iXA aerial camera system is an integrated medium format camera system that was designed from the ground up exclusively for aerial photography.

Developed with leading experts and engineers in the field, the iXA is built to meet the exacting needs of aerial photography and streamline the entire capture and processing workflow. The camera is a major addition to the current aerial implementations that Phase One already provides to partners in the industry.

2 X Orion M300

The Orion M300 is the first in a series of Airborne Laser Terrain Mappers (ALTM’s) tailor-made for the corridor market. This low-altitude mapping solution addresses the needs of a burgeoning industry demanding a turn-key solution, which is fully supported, upgradeable and cost-effective.

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The ALTM Orion M300 incorporates an eye-safe, 1.0 micron high-precision laser with an effective repetition rate of 200 kHz, and a variable field of view for those requiring maximum available density in a robust and flexible package.

The ALTM Orion M300 fires 200,000 laser pulses per second, ensuring that highly accurate and dense topographic data can be rapidly acquired. Weighing just 27 kilograms, this device is easily installed in most aircrafts used for aerial mapping. The modular design of the Orion ensures maximum reliability, even in the most demanding operating environments.

ALTM 3100 EA (Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper)

The ALTM laser is acknowledged as the world’s best lidar laser machine. Compact and portable, it requires a simple installation onto fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters, and provides high-resolution, high-accuracy, digital elevation data.

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Equipped with the latest software from Optech, we can view your data quickly and without having to take it into REALM for full processing. It provides for fast and efficient processing and visualisation of data and enables us to quickly ascertain data quality.

The laser ranges to trees and to the ground beneath in a single pass. Its rapid coverage and data output sees 1,000 km² covered in less than 12 hours, and the DEM data is available within 24 hours.

Rollei Aerial Industrial Camera

The Rollei Aerial Industrial Camera is a highly durable, reliable digital camera system that provides superior digital imagery. The system is fully integrated with the ALTM and is managed in flight through the use of ALTM NAV and the Rollei Controller software.

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The high resolution AIC is designed for the demands of aerial and industrial purposes, especially designed with minimal moving parts, rigid lens platform and high reliability. The body is made of a stable one piece aluminium alloy body for enhanced endurance in aerial applications. The camera orientation is flexible, allowing a portrait or landscape mode.

The AIC lenses are based on the series of professional middle format lenses from Rollei. The heart and soul of the lenses and also of the AIC is the Rollei electronic shutter. The electronic shutter is an iris shutter with a maximum speed of 1/1000 of a second.

The Rollei AIC camera platform is a dynamic and stable addition to the ALTM and can meet the demands of today’s aerial photography.

ProSpecTIR Hyperspectral Camera

The primary advantage to hyperspectral imaging is that, because an entire spectrum is acquired at each point, the operator needs no prior knowledge of the sample, and postprocessing allows all available information from the dataset to be mined. Hyperspectral imaging can also take advantage of the spatial relationships among the different spectra in a neighbourhood, allowing more elaborate spectral-spatial models for a more accurate segmentation and classification of the image.

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Hyperspectral sensors collect information as a set of ‘images’. Each image represents a range of the electromagnetic spectrum and is also known as a spectral band. These ‘images’ are then combined and form a three-dimensional hyperspectral data cube for processing and analysis.

Hyperspectral cubes are generated from airborne sensors like the NASA’s Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS), or from satellites like NASA’s Hyperion. However, for many development and validation studies, handheld sensors are used.

The precision of these sensors is typically measured in spectral resolution, which is the width of each band of the spectrum that is captured. If the scanner detects a large number of fairly narrow frequency bands, it is possible to identify objects even if they are only captured in a handful of pixels. However, spatial resolution is a factor in addition to spectral resolution. If the pixels are too large, then multiple objects are captured in the same pixel and become difficult to identify. If the pixels are too small, then the energy captured by each sensor cell is low, and the decreased signal-to-noise ratio reduces the reliability of measured features.

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