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UltraCam Osprey 4.1

New perspectives on 3D aerial mapping with simultaneous nadir & oblique image capture

The highly versatile large-format aerial camera simultaneously collects photogrammetry grade nadir images (PAN, RGB and NIR) and oblique images (RGB) in four directions. Enabling unprecedented flight collection efficiency at superior radiometric and geometric quality, the UltraCam Osprey 4.1 sets a new standard in urban mapping and 3D city modelling.

Description

The UltraCam Osprey introduces the 4th generation UltraCam aerial imaging sensors. A highly versatile system, the UltraCam Osprey simultaneously collects photogrammetry-grade nadir images (PAN, RGB and NIR) and oblique images (RGB) in four directions.

As a result of a combination of industryleading customized lens systems, next generation image sensors with custom electronics, and a best-inclass image processing pipeline, the UltraCam Osprey 4.1 delivers imagery of unprecedented quality in terms of detail resolution, clarity and dynamic range. The system pushes urban flight productivity to new levels, collecting 1.2 Gigapixels every 0.7 seconds. Customers can fly faster, cover more area and see more detail.

The proprietary Adaptive Motion Compensation (AMC) method compensates for multi-directional motion inducted image blur and additionally also compensates for ground sampling distance variations in oblique images. Combined with True Pixel Processing (TPP) the system produces imagery of unprecedented vividness and sharpness. From orthophotos to point clouds and 3D models, the UltraCam Osprey 4.1 high-performance system sets new standards in urban mapping and 3D city modeling.

“We selected the UltraCam Osprey knowing that it was developed based on sound photogrammetric principles. The integration of the sensor and the uniquely continuous UltraMap software workflow are a winning advantage over other solutions on the market.”

(Aicke Damrau, UltraCam Osprey customer)

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • 20,544 x 14,016 pixels PAN image size (nadir)

  • 14,176 x 10,592 pixels Color image size (oblique)

  • CMOS imaging sensors

  • Adaptive Motion Compensation (AMC)

  • 1 frame per 0.7 seconds

  • 80 mm PAN lens system

  • 120 mm Color (RGB Bayer pattern) lens system

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Specifications

Application

Training facilities

Yes

Main applications

3D City modeling, Urban planning, Utilities planning and management, Security & Defense, Environmental monitoring, Insurance, Disaster Management, Telecommunications, Tourism

Distinguishable features

Combines a high performing photogrammetric nadir camera with oblique capture capability - high frame rate - integrated package that contains all components in the sensor head - including an optional embedded OEM UltraNav GPS/INS/FMS system - modular solid-state storage

Uncertainty

Geometric calibration

Yes

Radiometric calibration

Yes

Data storage

Type of storage

SSD

Storage capacity [GB]

32,000

Storage Replaceable

Y

Sensor Characteristics

Number of lenses

8

Lenses: focal lengths [mm]

Nadir: 80 (PAN) & 50 (RGB); Oblique: 120 (RGB)

Lenses: interchangeable

N

Pixel size [µm]

3.76

Megapixels

288

Dynamic range [bits]

14

Type CMOS

Sony

Max. integration time [s]

0.7

Operation Characteristics

Helicopter

N

Fixed-wing

Y

Max flying height[m]

7000

Forward motion compensation

Y

In flight pre-view

Y

Max. acquisition duration [h]

Unlimited

Warm-up time [s]

0

Platform

Fixed-wing

Software

On board image storage format(s)

RAW

Type of mission planning software

Topoflight Mission Planner

Type of postprocessing software

Vexcel UltraMap

General

Year of introduction

2020

Hardware

Camera unit Weight [kg]

58

Camera unit Length [m]

0.8

Camera unit Width [m]

0.43

Camera unit Depth [m]

0.43

Power requirements

330 W (average) - 350 W (peak)

Type of GNSS/ INS positioning system

UltraNav and most current third party systems

Application areas

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

Product characteristics

Choose characteristics:

Panchromatic Imagery

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