Imagery and Data Terrain Models (DTM)
DigiSky was recruited by IREN S.p.A. to map the Serrù reservoir, in the Orco valley, where the company operates a hydroelectric production plant.
Remote sensing was used to monitor the hydrogeological context of the basin and to plan some ancillary works to the artificial barrier. Ideal conditions to use advanced aerial photogrammetric instruments. A DTM of access paths to the reservoir was built to assist technicians find a route when the area is covered in snow in the winter.
The area of interest covers over 800 hectares at altitudes between 2000m and 2500m within the Gran Paradiso National Park and has therefore requested a special permit for the execution of flights.
Image: Aircraft equipped with a SmartBay systems integrated with very high resolution digital cameras is able to obtain a Ground Sample Distance (GSD) of just a few centimeters per pixel. Stereoscopic data obtained is used to develop an accurate dimensional terrain model (DTM).
The Phase One iXM-RS 150MP camera's wide swath allowed us to fly at higher altitudes, faster speeds, and acquire larger aerial images. With the sensor integrated into our P92 SmartBay system, we can now fly missions in two-thirds of the time.
Digisky SmartBay System
The system includes:
- Phase One iXM-RS150 Aerial Camera (RGB)
- NADIR naturally stabilized
- Multi-spectral camera (advanced multi-spectral texture)
- SmartBay Avionic System
Light and Smart
The Tecnam P92 JS SmartBay is a high wing, two seats, single engine, tricycle landing gear airplane.
It is equipped with a medium-format iXM-RS150F digital camera (90mm optics) integrated into a SmartBay avionic system. Pilots can fly at a safe height of 1000 ft above ground level (AGL) and still capture high-quality images with the Phase One Industrial high-resolution sensor. Images stored on the camera’s XQD memory card enabled the elaboration of an orthophoto and a DTM with a resolution higher than 5cm / pixel.
Fly Three Times Higher and in Two-thirds of the Time
DigiSky experienced a significant saving in mission time and costs as their plane fitted with Phase One Industrial’s iXM-RS150F allowed them to fly at a higher altitudes and at greater speed.
An Area of 1500 hectors captured with a GSD <5cm.
- SmartBay with iXM-RS150F
- Altitude 1000ft AGL
- Mission Time 60 minutes
- SmartBay with Sony 42MP Camera
- Altitude 350ft AGL
- Mission Time 90 minutes
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