Our staff has operated various aerial sensors since 1994 and has strong expertise in domestic and international mission planning, data collection and post processing.
photo: Charlie Neuman, San Diego Union Tribune
The DMSC-MK2 UV-Visible-NearIR Sensor, made by SpecTerra Ltd. in Australia, provides 12-bit imagery from 4 customizable wavelength channels at 25cm - 2m resolution. The system is very portable and suited for research and operational mapping work worldwide in a broad variety of aircraft. Our team is also skilled in ground-truthing and ancillary data collection.
Some specifics and advantages of this sensor are:
Main unit measures approximately 9x9x12 inches and is controlled via a laptop interface. 24-28V DC or 115-220V AC power source can be derived either directly from the aircraft or from batteries (draw is <10Amps).
12-Bit Radiometric Resolution:
Allows very broad brightness range for diverse substrate conditions with extremely high signal-to-noise ratio.
Customizable Channel Wavelengths:
Interference filters are used to select each of the 4 channels’ spectral range. This allows customization of the channel combinations to maximize detection or separation capabilities for specific substrates.
Customizable Spatial Resolution:
The DMSC can be flown at any altitude above approximately 1800’, resulting in spatial data resolutions of 25cm to 2+m. Successful data acquisitions are possible under clouds, thus lessening the dependence on clear weather.