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UltraCam Merlin 4.1 3020

Your solution to profitability and business growth

High-performing aerial camera system specifically designed for efficient and cost-effective data collection of large-scale projects, redefining fundamental quality and precision. Featuring three RGB and two NIR sensors, the Merlin 4.1 3020 comes with an expanded 31,300 x 14,016 pixel footprint, significantly enhancing flight collection efficiency. This makes it an ideal solution for customers who prioritize an efficient system approach and aim to cover mid to large-scale projects.

Description

The UltraCam Merlin stands out for its highly efficient system concept based on Bayer pattern sensors. This system maximizes the collection window and significantly reduces project costs by combining a rapid frame rate with expansive footprints. Notably, the true nadir alignment of the cones eliminates the need for interpolation, which is otherwise necessary in systems with tilted cones that produce distorted pixels instead of square ones.

The Merlin 4.1 is further complemented by our advanced image processing chain, incorporating proprietary solutions like True Pixel Processing (TPP) and Adaptive Motion Compensation (AMC). This combination guarantees precision results, elevating the UltraCam Merlin 4.1 to a new level of excellence within its Bayer pattern based system class. Two models (Merlin 4.1 2010 and Merlin 4.1 3020) are currently available. 

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Specifications

Application

Distinguishable features

Equipped with high-end Bayer pattern sensors - True nadir imagery without tilting cones - software-based Adaptive Motion Compensation (AMC) - Best-in-class imaging performance with custom lenses and electronics - Precision results with True Pixel Processing (TPP)

Main applications

Ortho Photos, Point Clouds, DSM, DTM, EO, AT for Photogrammetry, 3D City Modeling, Mining, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Insurance, Environmental Monitoring, Urban planning, Security & Defense, Disaster Management, Telecommunications

Training facilities

Yes

Uncertainty

Geometric calibration

Yes

Radiometric calibration

Yes

Data storage

Storage capacity [GB]

32000

Storage Replaceable

Y

Type of storage

SSD

Sensor Characteristics

Dynamic range [bits]

14

Lenses: interchangeable

No

Lenses: focal lengths [mm]

120 mm

Max. across-track FOV [deg]

52.2

Megapixels

439

Number of lenses

4

Pixel size [┬Ám]

3.76

Type CMOS

Sony

Max. integration time [s]

0.7

Operation Characteristics

Platform

Fixed-wing

Fixed-wing

Y

Forward motion compensation

Y

In flight pre-view

Y

Max flying height[m]

7.000

Software

On board image storage format(s)

RAW

Type of postprocessing software

Vexcel UltraMap

Type of mission planning software

Topoflight Mission Planner

General

Year of introduction

2023

Images and data

Digital Aerial Nadir Frames

Y

Oblique Images

N

Export data formats

TIFF (8/16 Bit), JPEG, GeoTIFF, WorldFile and 4 channels

Hardware

Camera unit Depth [m]

0.42

Camera unit Weight [kg]

46

Camera unit Length [m]

0.76

Camera unit Width [m]

0.42

Power requirements

230 W (average) / 250 W (peak)

Type of GNSS/ INS positioning system

UltraNav and most current third party systems

Application areas

Select an application area:

Construction and Infrastructure, Land Surveying and Cadastre, Oil and Gas, Defense and Security, Other, Cultural Heritage, Mining

Product characteristics

Choose characteristics:

Nadir

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