Remote Sensing Systems



 

 

Purposeful airborne data acquisition using a fully automated remote sensing system requires individual concepts of development and verification. Besides the prototyping of specialized solutions our main focus is a camera design with emphases to new imaging geometry concepts and novel spectral imaging combinations. The results are Modular Aerial Camera Systems which are tailored to the respective applications and carriers.

 

MACS - Himalaya  →   Project Site

  • Oblique camera system for modeling high mountain areas
  • Operating altitudes > 10 km (approx. 65.000ft)
  • Fully automated remote sensing system with cockpit embedded real time visualization of succeeded flight campaign
  • First mission: Himalaya-Expedition 2013/2014 by
    Mountain Wave Project
   

MACS - TumbleCam

  • Optimized for operation on Mini-UAS (<25kg MTOW)
  • Total weight of 5kg with 1h operation time
  • Robotically steered oblique camera for arbitrary perspectives
  • Typical resolution: 5cm @ 320m a.g.l.

Download          Data Sheet (PDF) / Video (720p)

   

MACS - Real-Time

  • Digital real-time mapping and monitoring
  • Usage of various IP-based data links
  • Fully automated operation i.e. for UAS
  • Internationally applied

Download          Data Sheet (PDF) / Video (720p)

   

MACS - Micro

  • Digital mapping and monitoring of small areas
  • Arbitrary views allow real 3D derivation
  • Optimized for operation on Micro-UAS (<5kg MTOW)
  • Multi sensor system with up to four different camera heads

Download          Video (720p)

   

MACS - Oblique

  • Experimental setup for real 3D mapping with highest resolution and high position accuracy
  • Investigation of perspective image geometries
  • Usage of typical aircraft carriers
  • Aim: automatic derivation of semantic 3D maps

Download          Video (480p)

   

MACS - Jet

  • Mapping of wide areas from high altitudes using jet aircraft carriers with cruise speed up to 800 km/h
  • Derivation of 2.5D information with high position accuracy
  • „Single-Button“ operation
  • Internationally applied

Download          Video (720p)

   

MACS - Heli

  • Selective 2D/3D mapping with highest resolution and high position accuracy
  • Optional: broadband data link

Download          Hall of Liberation at Kehlheim Kehlheim (JPG)

   

 


Contact
Dipl.-Geologe Frank Lehmann
German Aerospace Center

Institute of Optical Sensor Systems
, Sensor Concepts and Applications
Tel: +49 30 67055-425

Fax: +49 30 67055-602

E-Mail: Frank.Lehmann@dlr.de
MSc Geoinformation Stephanie Kaufhold
German Aerospace Center

Institute of Optical Sensor Systems
, Sensor Concepts and Applications
Tel: +49 30 67055-537

Fax: +49 30 67055-602

E-Mail: Stephanie.Kaufhold@dlr.de
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