For many years, AeroScientific has worked with leading medium format camera manufacturers to create awesome aerial mapping systems. We currently work closely with both Hasselblad and Phase One, the two global leaders in industrial medium format imaging. All of our software and hardware is configured to work with these cameras.
Phase One aerial cameras
Phase One offers a wide range of industrial cameras (details here). In particular, the 150 megapixel and 100 megapixel iXM-RS150F/ iXM-RS100F models are ideally suited to airborne imaging from manned aircraft. Lens options range from 32mm to 150mm.
AeroScientific is an authorised integrator Phase One camera systems, so we’re excited about being able to off this camera, integrated with the award-winning Aviatrix flight management system, to our clients.
Hasselblad aerial cameras
Hasselblad, a long time camera manufacturer from Sweden, released its principle medium format aerial camera, the A6D-100c in 2017 (further details here). Since the very beginning, AeroScientific has worked closely with Hasselblad to create a reliable and robust airborne imaging system (see the flyer here). Dozens of these systems are now operational around the world.
The AeroScientific Hasselblad aerial mapping system comprises one or more A6D-100c cameras, a flight computer (the FlightCube), and other components, such as a high quality GPS, IMU, screens, and keyboard. The software used to control the system is the Aviatrix flight management system.
The Hasselblad A6D-100c 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. The system that we have developed with Hasselblad is exactly what every pilot wants; it makes mapping operations quick and easy.
Combining RGB (natural colour) and NIR (near infrared) medium format cameras enables the user to acquire four band data suitable for vegetation mapping. The Aviatrix flight management system is pre-configured to control multiple medium format cameras, so the addition of a second camera is a straightforward process.
To further assist users working with four band data, we have developed the AeroAlign software. This application takes RGB and NIR images of the same area, and accurately combines them into a four band image. Further details here.