Lead’Air’s key combination for LiDAR and DSLR imagery is a complete package for concurrent capture of point cloud data and tri-view imagery. We designed these systems for corridor mapping and powerline inventory. The MIDAR-H rapidly captures imagery from three Nikon D850 46-megapixel or Phase One iXM 100 or 150 MP cameras, as well as simultaneous LiDAR data to view corridors from multiple angles in one flight.
Capturing images at Speeds up to 0.8 seconds with Nikon cameras or 0.5 seconds with Phase one cameras, the MIDAR-H can trigger the Tri-Camera System at intervals as fast as the digital camera allows. Up to ~500 megapixels per second may easily be captured during flight to ensure complete coverage of the corridor in a single pass. When coupled with the RIEGL VUX-1LR, the MIDAR-H can capture at an effective rate of up to 750,000 measurements per second. Other Riegl LiDAR systems can also be used.
Complete corridor coverage
The MIDAR-H is designed to obtain two oblique views- one forward, one back, and one vertical view to capture powerline and other corridor imagery with complete confidence that all data is secured. The images are captured directly to high speed solid state drives during flight.
The MIDAR-H comes complete with an automated backup station. The station is designed to simultaneously backup the days data to up to three different drives, allowing for fast shipment of the data to the main office, and a secondary copy to be maintained with the flight crew until the data is confirmed at your main processing center.
Extreme angular coverage
The MIDAR-H helicopter mount allows for ± 40° roll, ± 10° pitch, and ±30° yaw. These extreme angles allow fully compensating movement of the aircraft tracking a line, greatly enhancing productivity and assuring orthogonal image geometry.
Powerful control center
The MIDAR-H is controlled by the MIDAS Computer Control Center and takes advantage of the years of development that went into creating the world renown Oblique Imaging System, the MIDAS.
Automated strip / segment flight planning
The MIDAR-H has it’s own automated flight planning process created expressly for taking advantage of the fully compensating mount. Provide center line data of the corridor segments you are acquiring and with some basic information the software will do the rest. Because helicopters can fly slower and turn much tighter, you can fly winding corridors without dividing the flight into time consuming multiple straight segments.
Low altitude acquisition
The system is particularly adapted to low-level flight-automatically tracking and firing at altitudes as low as 200ft AGL, and delivering GSD better than 0.25in (0.6cm). The three cameras ensure that images will be captured approaching a power-line pole, directly above it and on the opposite side after passage, while the high-resolution LIDAR scanner scans the entire width of the corridor.
Fully adapted metric mapping cameras.
Instead of building a system with very costly medium format cameras, Lead’Air uses less expensive off the shelf, full frame, top of the line SLR bodies from Canon. These Lead’Air CamLens mounting systems are entirely rebuilt in our manufacturing facilities. They are reassembled using the best available lenses into true metric mapping cameras which are each delivered with an official calibration certificate.
Customized metric mapping cameras
Instead of building the system with very costly medium format cameras, Lead’Air uses less expensive off the shelf, full frame, top of the line DSLR bodies from Nikon. These camera bodies are reengineered and rebuilt in our own manufacturing facilities. They are reassembled using the best available lenses into true metric mapping cameras which are each delivered with an official calibration certificate.
Customized for your equipment
Do you have different equipment than we are showing? Since we manufacture our equipment onsite, most of our systems can be reconfigured, and we can create a custom mount configuration to fit your equipment. Contact us for a quotation.
|Power Requirements:||24-28 Volts at 24-30 Amps|
|Size:||19.6 x 18.75 x 17.3in (W/H/D) (498 x 476 x 440mm)|
|Nav / Camera Control:||Integrated X-TRACK flight management system|
|GPS:||Integrated Garmin 18 or any external receiver|
|Flat panel touch screen|
|Drift Measurement:||Automated from IMU
|Cameras:||x3 Canon 5DS 50 MP (1 vertical + 2 oblique)|
|Images:||x3 50 Megapixel RAW, TIF, JPG images|
|Image Quality Control:||Integrated real time viewer with display|
|Image Storage:||x6 Solid State SATA SSD Drives|
|Performance:||0.4 second interval with Canon 5DS|
|Altitude:||Max 5,000 feet|
|Operating Temperature:||32° – 140°F (0° – 60°C)|
|Shock / Vibration:||Pneumatic shock absorbers|
|IMU:||Integrated Applanix POSAV 410|
Fully stabilized camera mount
|Drift Correction:||Motorized ± 30°|
|Pitch / Roll Leveling:||Motorized ± 10° / ± 40°|
|Camera Angle:||Fixed (30° to 60° brackets available)|
|Shock / Vibration:||Pneumatic shock absorbers|
Weight and balance
|MIDAS computer system w/ frame, POS, cables and disks:||~106lbs (~48kg)|
|MIDAR-H Mount (including cameras and VUX-1):||~82lbs (~37kg)|
|MIDAR-H Backup Station:||~35lbs (~16kg)|
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