At the Intergeo 2017 conference in Berlin, Vexcel Imaging introduced the newest model of its widely adopted UltraCam digital aerial camera systems, the UltraCam Eagle Mark 3. The new camera features an unrivaled 26,460 pixels across the flight strip and 17,004 pixels in flight direction, summing up to 449 mega pixel per image. Building on the highly versatile UltraCam Eagle Mark 2 system, the Mark 3 also offers a user-exchangeable lens system and the ability to capture 10 cm GSD at altitudes ranging from 2,000 m to 5,250 m above the ground, depending on the installed lens system.
The significant increase in pixels, from 23K to 26.5K across the flight strip, makes the UltraCam Eagle Mark 3 the most efficient frame-based large format digital sensor on the market today. The ability to simultaneously collect R, G, B and NIR channels at a rapid frame rate of one frame per 1.5 seconds produces high-quality data suitable for a variety of applications.
In addition, the exchangeable lens system with four focal lengths — 80mm, 100mm, 120mm, 210mm — allows the user to select the right lens for each job. For projects requiring high resolution over areas with altitude restrictions, the 210mm lens is ideal for high-altitude orthophotography collection, while the 80mm lens is very suitable for photogrammetric applications with low-altitude collection.
“Vexcel Imaging is excited to release the UltraCam Eagle Mark 3 because it represents advanced technology developed over many years of research and development,” said Alexander Wiechert, CEO of Vexcel Imaging. “We continue to push the limits of footprint size and collection options to allow our users to expand into new markets with multipurpose high-resolution data.”
About Vexcel Imaging
Vexcel Imaging, based in Graz (Austria), taps into more than two decades of photogrammetry expertise to offer its successful line of UltraCam digital aerial and terrestrial camera systems and the UltraMap workflow software solution.
The comprehensive UltraCam portfolio provides a range of imaging capabilities including photogrammetric nadir camera systems, combined nadir and oblique image capture, and 5-band imagery for wide-area, high-altitude mapping at high aircraft speeds.
For terrestrial collection, the car-based mobile mapping system UltraCam Mustang captures a street-level perspective, and the UltraCam Panther collects high-resolution imagery, video and LiDAR via a portable 3D reality mapping system.
Rounding out the UltraCam offerings is the fully integrated workflow processing software UltraMap. The optimal output supports the numerous application areas of the UltraCam product family.