UltraCam Hawk Features

With the UltraCam Hawk, Microsoft now offers an unparalleled upgrade path through a complete, multi-tiered product line of systems designed to meet varying project requirements and budget restrictions and that can be upgraded to the next system level through retrofit. The UltraCam Hawk provides smaller mapping companies with an affordable option for offering a digital platform and expanding their aerial services.

  • The system sensor head integrates the sensor, computing subsystems, solid-state devices (storage sub-system), UltraNav direct georeferencing and flight management system for maximum reliability and aircraft space and weight efficiency
  • Image footprint of 92 megapixels (11,704 x 7,920 pixels pan), ideal for smaller aircraft and local projects that require a rapid response
  • 1:2.13 pan-to-color ratio delivers brilliant true-color and colorinfrared (CIR) image quality with unmatched radiometric range
  • Panchromatic Focal Length: 70 mm, Color and NIR 33 mm
  • Short frame interval allows multi-ray photogrammetry even for large-scale mapping at low altitude and high aircraft speed; forward overlap of 80% is achieved at a 10 cm pixel size at 154 knots
  • High level of detail with no blur due to Forward Motion Compensation (FMC) using Time Delayed Integration (TDI)
  • Pixel size on the ground (GSD) at flying height of 900 m is 8 cm (at 500 m is 4.3 cm)
  • Removable storage units provide two benefits: the length of missions is limited only by the constraints of the aircraft; ground time is minimized
  • Maximum use of legacy environments; supports all standard gyrostabilized camera mounts and most common GPS/IMU and flight management systems
  • Weight of the camera including computer and storage module ~54 kg

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