The AeroScientific-Hasselblad aerial mapping system
AeroScientific has joined forces with camera manufacturer Hasselblad to create a new and exciting turnkey airborne imaging system (see the flyer here). The system is built around the recently-announced Hasselblad A6D 100 megapixel medium format aerial camera (full camera details available here).
In support of the new Hasselblad camera, we have modified our software and upgraded our hardware. We have designed and built, from the ground up, an airborne flight computer (the “FlightCube”) to ensure easy and efficient operations. Flight tests with the A6D and the FlightCube have shown that the new system performs exactly as expected.
Technical specifications of the A6D-100c are as follows:
- Medium format 100 megapixel sensor (11600 x 8700 pixels)
- Fast exposure times of up to 1/4000 of a second
- Onboard Cfast 2.0 storage (500+ Mbytes/sec) with a capacity of up to 512GB
- External storage interface via locked USB3.0 type C connection
- Multiple camera triggering, synchronized to within 20 microseconds
- Available in both RGB and NIR models, and a choice of nine H-System lenses
- Broad input power range of 12 – 24 volt DC
- Secure camera mounting with 4 x M4 screws
- Improved external connectivity via stable LEMO connections
- Lens locking mechanism with additional lens protector
- Fully mechanically fixed system to minimize effects of vibrations
Partnering with Hasselblad has given us a unique opportunity to create a brand new, fully integrated airborne mapping system. The new Hasselblad A6D 100 megapixel medium format aerial camera is an excellent sensor which integrates seamlessly with our Aviatrix flight management system. As pilots ourselves, we know the importance of having a reliable system that is easy to use in the air. This new system that we have developed with Hasselblad is exactly what every pilot wants: it makes mapping operations quick and easy.
Please click on the video below to see the system in action.