HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 7, 2005 – Intergraph
“To meet the high grade specifications set forth by DO-160D standard, the design of a camera system, including the use of high precision and stable components, is vital,” said Tim Mahoney, Executive Director, Earth Imaging Solutions Center, Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions. “Investing in the assessment of the quality of our system through standards testing confirms our commitment to delivering reliable and high quality products to our customers worldwide.”
Demonstrated high performance of the DMC at 8000 meters means that non-pressured aircraft versus more expensive aircraft with pressured cabins can be used to fly a photo mission at higher altitudes. This results in a huge cost savings for photoflight companies, especially those that might perform remote sensing and agriculture monitoring aerial imagery collection. Examples of programs that can benefit include the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) or the European Commission, Joint Research Centre’s Monitoring Agriculture with Remote Sensing (MARS) Programme, which is working to enable farmers to more precisely determine their agricultural parcel boundaries and file more accurate subsidy applications.
The DMC, the industry’s only large format frame digital aerial camera system, can capture 36-bit color imagery with ground resolutions as small as 1½ inches per pixel. Imagery acquired with the DMC maintains high geometric and radiometric quality throughout each stage of the project lifecycle - mission planning, sensor management, photogrammetric production and client/server image management, storage and distribution. The DMC collects aerial frame imagery in panchromatic, color and color infrared bands simultaneously. This allows high-resolution end products – including black and white, panchromatic color and false-color infrared - to be generated from a single airborne data set.
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