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Aerial imaging

When pictures learned to fly

Aerial imaging is an area with extreme optical quality demands. High-resolution cameras with large pixel counts and highly optimized lenses need to supply low-noise, high-contrast and distortion-free pictures. Cameras need to be robust enough to deliver excellent quality even after hundreds of flights.

High and ultra-high-resolution CCD and CMOS cameras are a critical SVS-Vistek area and provide the ideal basis for sophisticated aerial imaging.

That's what matters

  • Robust design
    Aerial photography always exerts a mechanical load on the camera and lenses, exposing them to g forces and vibration. Cameras must be built to withstand the stress.
  • Perfect sensor wiring
    Aerial images have their own characteristics. Perfect tap balancing and excellent homogeneity in the camera facilitate evaluations considerably. The quality of the global shutter often determines the usability of aerial photographs.

Typical fields of application & suitable cameras

Aerial imaging

  • SHR - highest resolution with large pixels

    • global shutter CCD sensor
    • up to 151 MP resolution
    • advanced tap balancing with 47 MP sensor
    • high dynamic range, low noise
    • available with Camera Link and CoaXPress interfaces
    • excellent temperature uniformity on sensor
    • smallest footprint in class
  • HR - resolution is king

    • Top resolutions up to 120 MP with CMOS and CCD sensors
    • High end sensors from Sony, CANON and On Semi
    • Fast interfaces (Dual GigE, Camera Link HS, CoaXPress 6 4-line)
    • Outstanding image quality parameters (homogeneity, dynamic range)