UltraCam Osprey 4.1

New perspectives on 3D aerial mapping.



UltraCam Osprey airborne system

Aerial camera collecting nadir & oblique imagery.

The UltraCam Osprey 4.1 large format aerial camera collects photogrammetry-grade nadir and oblique images simultaneously, enabling unprecedented flight collection efficiency at industry-leading image and data quality.
 
UltraCam Osprey 4.1
Graz, Austria 2020 · 7,5 cm GSD · RGB

Features


3D mapping with the UltraCam Osprey

Next generation photogrammetric nadir large format camera with oblique capture capabilities.
The UltraCam Osprey 4.1 meets diverse application needs ranging from 3D mapping to traditional mapping applications from the same flight mission.

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Urban Flight Productivity
The system pushes urban flight productivity to new levels, collecting 1.1 Gigapixels every 0.7 seconds. Customers can fly faster, cover more area and capture more detail.
Amount of pixel across the flight strip
With 20,544 pixels across track, the UCO 4.1 has a very wide flight strip resulting in fewer flight lines and therefore higher flight collection efficiency. 
 
 
Push operational requirements
The UltraCam Osprey allows customers to push operational requirements to a new limit: Fly at sun angles of up to 35-40° or in overcast weather conditions.
Super fast frame rate
Benefit from the ultra-fast frame rate and easily collect data at 2.5cm GSD in difficult ATC areas with 85 % forward overlap at up to 126 knots. 
 
Oblique imagery with high dynamic range of this aerial camera

Increased image resolution with high dynamic range.
As a result of a combination of industry-leading customized lens systems, next generation image sensors with custom electronics, and a best-in-class image processing pipeline, the UltraCam Osprey 4.1 delivers imagery of unprecedented quality in terms of detail resolution, clarity and dynamic range.

 
Large format camera footprint

Setting new standards in 3D mapping.
With this airborne camera system, customers can fly faster and cover more area at the same time.

Multi-directional motion compensation.
The new and innovative Adaptive Motion Compensation (AMC) method compensates for multidirectional motion inducted image blur and additionally compensates for ground sampling distance variations in oblique imagery for unprecedented vividness and sharpness.

Get the best view with oblique imagery for your 3D mapping
3D mapping of Graz Austria
Automated generation of high-precision 3D city models.
Our photogrammetry aerial software UltraMap fully leverages nadir and oblique images for areo-triangulation allowing for highly accurate geometric results. By leveraging UltraMap to process nadir and oblique imagery from the UCO 4.1 data, the system becomes a super precise measuring instrument for imagery/photogrammetry and meta data generation such as point clouds, DSMs, DTMs and 3DTins.

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UltraCam Osprey aerial camera with ridged cylinder design

Design updates for increased overall usability.
Amongst others: reduced camera head extending aircraft options to even smaller planes, easier installation without camera lifter through optimized field of view and ridged cylinder design for precision mounting.

Digital large format camera for oblique and nadir imagery capture
UltraCam Osprey 4.1
Vexcel Imaging airborne system for oblique imagery
Aicke Damrau, UltraCam Osprey customer
"We selected the UltraCam Osprey for the peace of mind that comes from knowing that it was developed based on sound photogrammetric principles and that we can therefore always rely on the system for precise results. Additionally, the UltraMap processing software provides a uniquely continuous workflow from data download to radiometric adjustments to oblique AT that is unmatched. The integration of the sensor and software are a winning advantage over other solutions on the market.”

AICKE DAMRAU, ULTRACAM OSPREY CUSTOMER

UltraMount provided by Vexcel Imaging

Smooth sailing.
The UltraMount product line dynamically stabilizes the UltraCam Osprey aerial camera in the aircraft for blur-free, consistent and aligned exposures.

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Always on track.
Flight management and geo-referencing with UltraNav optimizes your flight mission for utmost productivity at highest precision.

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Flight management system
 
The UltraCam Osprey 4.1:
Taking collection efficiency to new heights.
Request a demo
 
 

UltraCam Osprey 4.1

New perspectives on 3D aerial mapping.



Next generation UltraCam Osprey 4.1

Aerial camera collecting nadir & oblique imagery.

The UltraCam Osprey 4.1 large format aerial camera collects photogrammetry-grade nadir and oblique images simultaneously, enabling unprecedented flight collection efficiency at industry-leading image and data quality.

Features


Vexcel Imaging aerial camera system

Next generation photogrammetric nadir large format camera with oblique capture capabilities.
The UltraCam Osprey 4.1 meets diverse application needs ranging from 3D mapping to traditional mapping applications from the same flight mission.

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Pushing flight productivity to new levels
The system pushes urban flight productivity to new levels, collecting 1.1 Gigapixels every 0.7 seconds. Customers can fly faster, cover more area and capture more detail.
Aerial camera with over 20,000 pixels across flight strip
With 20,544 pixels across track, the UCO 4.1 has a very wide flight strip resulting in fewer flight lines and therefore higher flight collection efficiency.
Overcast weather conditions
The UltraCam Osprey allows customers to push operational requirements to a new limit: Fly at sun angles of up to 35-40° or in overcast weather conditions.
Airborne system with very fast frame rate
Benefit from the ultra-fast frame rate and easily collect data at 2.5cm GSD in difficult ATC areas with 85 % forward overlap at up to 126 knots.
See more details in your oblique imagery
Increased image resolution with high dynamic range.
As a result of a combination of industry-leading customized lens systems, next generation image sensors with custom electronics, and a best-in-class image processing pipeline, the UltraCam Osprey 4.1 delivers nadir and oblique imagery of unprecedented quality in terms of detail resolution, clarity and dynamic range.

UltraCam Osprey 4.1 Footprint for collection of nadir and oblique imagery

Setting new standards in 3D mapping.
With this airborne camera system, customers can fly faster and cover more area at the same time.

Sharp aerial imagery from the UltraCam Osprey 4.1

Multi-directional motion compensation.
The new and innovative Adaptive Motion Compensation (AMC) method compensates for multidirectional motion inducted image blur and additionally compensates for ground sampling distance variations in oblique imagery for unprecedented vividness and sharpness.

3D Tin created by UltraMap
Automated generation of high-precision 3D city models.
Our photogrammetry aerial software UltraMap fully leverages nadir and oblique images for areo-triangulation allowing for highly accurate geometric results. By leveraging UltraMap to process nadir and oblique imagery from the UCO 4.1 data, the system becomes a super precise measuring instrument for imagery/photogrammetry and meta data generation such as point clouds, DSMs, DTMs and 3DTins.

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Ridged cylinder design for straightforward installation

Design updates for increased overall usability.
Amongst others: reduced camera head extending aircraft options to even smaller planes, easier installation of this large format camera without camera lifter through optimized field of view and ridged cylinder design for precision mounting.

Aerial camera with optimized field of view for oblique imagery capture
Airborne system
UltraCam Osprey
Aicke Damrau
"We selected the UltraCam Osprey for the peace of mind that comes from knowing that it was developed based on sound photogrammetric principles and that we can therefore always rely on the system for precise results. Additionally, the UltraMap processing software provides a uniquely continuous workflow from data download to radiometric adjustments to oblique AT that is unmatched. The integration of the sensor and software are a winning advantage over other solutions on the market.”

AICKE DAMRAU, 
ULTRACAM OSPREY CUSTOMER

GSM 4000

Smooth sailing.
The UltraMount product line dynamically stabilizes the UltraCam Osprey aerial camera in the aircraft for blur-free, consistent and aligned exposures.

Learn more
Trackair flight management

Always on track.
Flight management and geo-referencing with UltraNav optimizes your flight mission for utmost productivity at highest precision.

Learn more
The UltraCam Osprey 4.1:
Taking collection efficiency to new heights.
Request a demo