New aerial camera system

By on 10 May, 2011
Microsoft’s Photogrammetry division last week announced the next generation of its UltraCam line of aerial camera systems.
The UltraCam Eagle features a PAN image footprint of more than 20,000 pixels across the flight strip. This generation has completely new high-resolution lenses and updated CCD technology, with enhanced electronics that provide improved frame rates with less noise than previous generations.
It is claimed to be the first multi-cone photogrammetric camera to offer an exchangeable lens system with 80 mm (standard) and 210 mm (tele for high-altitude flights) and includes new filters with curved characteristics to flatten out vignetting, enabling the lens system to operate at its best modulation transfer function (MTF) performance for maximum image sharpness and contrast.
It also has new housing, with everything integrated into a modular sensor head, including the new UltraNav embedded flight management and direct georeferencing system from Applanix, and in-flight exchangeable, solid-state storage.
The new camera is also physically smaller and lighter than previous generations of UltraCam systems.
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