Aerial equipment


 1. Performance specifications

  • Number of CCD-sensors – 13 items
  • Focal length – 100.5 mm (optional 80 mm, 120 mm and 210 mm)
  • Distortion < 2 micrometer
  • Data storage capacity – unlimited when using plug-in modules, 10Tbayt ~ 6100 pictures in each block

Sensor characteristics:

  • Size of image – 23010 x 14790 points
  • Size of pixel – 4.6 micrometer
  • Size of focal plane – 105.85х68.03 мм
  • Maximal compensation of image offset - 50 pixels at most
  • Covering across/along route - 55.8°/37.6° respectively (for f100 lens system)
  • Resolution when H=500/300 m – 2,3/1,4 cm

2. Calibration certificate


3. Photo-book

4. Advantage of this type of aerial photographic camera

Since May 2016 the company AAC first in Ukraine and one of the first in the world to use a wide-format digital aerial photographic camera Vexcel UltraCam Eagle Prime manufactured by Vexcel Imaging GmbH. This camera has a number of advantages over the previously used Vexcel UltraCam-X. Significantly increased the size of the panchromatic image, which makes it easier to perform the scope of work and increased productivity, reduced weight and dimensions of the camera and the system of interchangeable lenses with focal lengths of 80 mm, 100 mm, 120 mm and 210 mm makes the camera versatile and unique.
As used in the touch matrix block design with wide dynamic range (16 bits / pixel) provides a great opportunity in the processing of raw data, allow for a good elaboration and the stark shaded objects in the pictures, show good results in high-contrast conditions.
Output photos can be used for solution of wide circle of problems with minimal costs for their subsequent processing, namely, for:

  • Topographic and cadastral mapping within the entire range of scales;
  • Production and updating of map materials;
  • Building orthophotos and 3D-models of terrain;
  • Solution of engineering survey problems;
  • Estimation of emergency aftermaths and for monitoring of emergency situations.

Usage of the near infrared range channel expands fields of aerial camera application, in particular, its using in forestry and agriculture, geology, ecology, biogeochemistry etc.
Such advantages as absence of grains typical for film aerial cameras, as well concurrent film defects and refusing from necessity to purchase expensive materials, use time-consuming processes and turn to digitizing, reduce expediency of applying film photographic aerial cameras to nil.


5. Information about manufacturer

1. Performance specifications

  • Matrix resolution – 60.5 mega-pixels (6,732 x 8,984 pixels)
  • Size of CCD-matrix – 53.9 x 40.4 mm
  • Size of pixel - 6 ?m
  • Dynamic range of sensor - 16 bits
  • Format of primary data – RAW, 48-bit color coding
  • Shutter – central lamellar one placed in lens
  • Exposure - 30 seconds - 1 /1000 of second
  • Overall dimensions of camera equipped with lens (length x width x height), mm, depending on lens, objective glass named as “Digitar 5.6/47 mm” - 160 x 140 x 130


2. Calibration certificate


3. Photo-book

4. Advantage of this type of aerial photographic camera

The Trimble Rollei medium-format digital aerial photographic cameras are high-tech, reliable and the most widespread all over the world. The digital aerial photographic camera combines advantages of digital technology, reliability of industrial equipment and acceptable price.
The digital technology of data reception and processing makes it possible to maximally accelerate processing of aerial imagery results as well as eliminate stages of possible deterioration of materials quality. Undergone-primary-processing photos are fit for using in all up-to-date photogrammetry program products.
The wide dynamic range of photos makes it possible to conduct aerial imagery both in cloud weather and when sun is shining brightly. Moreover, photos, which were shot when setting wrong aerial imagery parameters (operator’s errors), can be corrected.

AIC Pro aerial photographic cameras are featured for:

  • Sensor resolution - 60.5 mega-pixels;
  • Low level of distortion;
  • Increased optical resolution on photo edges;
  • Increased resource of shutter;
  • Maximal sensitivity - 800 according to ISO;
  • Minimal exposure - 1/1000 second that makes it possible to make excellent photos without motion aberration;
  • Minimal number of moving parts (only shutter blade and diaphragm are moving). It assures their high reliability;
  • The computer-free standalone operation of the said camera is possible;
  • The said camera can be integrated with GPS-receivers (centres of photography can be created), systems for FMS control (the type of IGI CCNS4), systems of direct geo-location (Applanix and IGI), and with other navigation systems;
  • Option of their mounting on gyroscope reference platform;
  • Option of aerial imagery conducting in near infrared range or multi-spectral photography taking;
  • Simplicity of their integration with airborne laser scanners;
  • Shielded connectors with thread fixation (the IP67 protection degree);
  • Low weight (2 kg at least) and small overall dimensions.

Fields of application:

  • The traditional aerial photographic imagery for various purposes (aerial photographic imagery for surveillance and typographic purposes in scales of М1:500 and smaller etc.);
  • Ecological survey;
  • Operative aerial photographic imagery of emergency situations (natural and anthropogenic catastrophes);
  • Aerial photographic imagery projects with limited time for achieving final results;
  • Aerial photographic imagery conducted with using of light and super-light aircraft;
  • In combination with the aviation laser scanner these cameras make the large-scale topographic mapping of area- and line- objects in scales of М1:1000, М1:2,000 and smaller on the benefits of oil and gas industry, electrical power-engineering industry, public road system and forestry, engineering and geological examinations etc.

5. Information about Manufacturer

1. Engineering specifications

Operation altitudes

150 – 4,000 m above surface

Basic specification of accuracy 

Frequency of laser radiation

Horizontal accuracy
(m, 1 d)

Vertical accuracy
(m, 1 d) AGL

33 kHz
50 kHz

1/5,500 x altitude

From < 5 cm to  500 m
From < 10 cm to  1 km
From < 15 cm to  2 km
From < 20 cm to  3 km
From < 25 cm to  4 km

70 kHz

1/5,500 x altitude

From < 5 cm to  500 m
From < 10 cm to  1 km
From < 15 cm to  2 km

100 kHz

1/5,500 x altitude

From < 10 cm to  500 m
From < 15 cm to  1 km
From < 20 cm to  2 km

125 kHz

1/5,500 x altitude

From < 10 cm to  500 m
From < 15 cm to  1 km

143 kHz

1/5,500 x altitude

From < 15 cm to  500 m
From < 20 cm to  1,000 m

167 kHz

1/5,500 x altitude

From < 15 cm to  500  m
From < 35 cm to  750 m

Number of recorded reflections of laser pulse 

At most 4 distance measurements for every pulse including the last reflection.

Intensity recording

The dynamic range of 12 bits for every measurement

Scanning frequency

Measured; maximum,  70 Hz.

Scanning angle

Measured; from 0 to ± 25° with step of ±1?.

Scanning frequency

Scanning angle x scanning frequency ? 1,000.

Compensation of rolls

Refresh rate of 5 Hz (scanning angle + angle of compensated roll = 30°, for example, ± 20° means that compensation amounts to ± 10°).

Bandwidth of aerial imagery

Adjusted; from 0 to 0.93 x altitude (m)

Geo-positioning system

The POS AV™ 510 (OEM) system includes the in-built 72-channel GNSS–receiver (GPS and GLONASS)

Laser radiation frequency (in the mode of tracking of several targets)

33 kHz (maximum, 4.0 km AGL)
50 kHz (maximum, 3.0 km AGL)
70 kHz (maximum, 2.5 km AGL)
100 kHz (maximum, 2.0 km AGL)
125 kHz (maximum, 1.6 km AGL)
142 kHz (maximum, 1.4 km AGL)
167 kHz (maximum, 1.2 km AGL)

Hard disk for data storing 

Durable  replaceable hard disk (7 hours of  uninterrupted recording when laser frequency amounts to 100 kHz)

Divergence of laser ray

Double divergence - 0.25 millirad (1/e) and 0.8 millirad (1/e)

Laser class

Class IV (FDA CFR 21)

Power-supply voltage

28 V (direct current), 35 A (maximal current value)

Operation temperature

Control block: from 10 to +35? C
Laser sensor:  from  -10 to 35? C (thermal stabilization using is assumed)

Storage temperature

Control block: from -10 to +50 ? C
Laser sensor:  from  0 to +50 ? C


0 – 95 % without condensate

Dimensions and weight of control block

653 mm x 591 mm x 485 mm, 55 kg

Dimensions and weight of laser sensor

298 mm x 249 mm x 437 mm, 23 kg


2. 2.License about state metrological certification


3. Photo-book


4. Advantages of this type of airborne laser system

Beginning from the spring period 2010 the “Aerogeoinformatikaтм” Company is the first Ukrainian one, which operates its own on-board laser scanning system of the similar class.
The ALTMGemini system includes the branch-unique completely computer-aided technology named as ContinuousMultipulse(CMPTM). This technology makes its possible to overcome loss of data connected with limitation of certain combinations of frequency pulses and ranges intrinsic to multi-pulse systems.


Laser scanners of the ALTM class provide:

  • High geodesic accuracy  of findings received with the aid of laser-sensed location imagery and its high efficiency;
  • Opportunity for operative mounting of equipment on aircraft board;  
  • Mobility of entire aerial-imagery system and land-based means of data post-processing;
  • The technological cycle, which is short in comparison with other aerial-imagery technologies and comprises  the whole period from beginning of equipment mounting  on the aircraft board to receiving final results;
  • Practically full absence of land-based geodesic operations;  
  • Opportunity of operation in night time and in any season of year;  
  • Opportunity of laser-scanner integration with digital aerial photographic cameras, hyper-spectral  scanners, infrared imagers and other onboard sensors;  
  • Opportunity to use medium and light aircraft (equipment can be mounted both on  external suspension and within fuselage if the proper dimensioned port being available);
  • Opportunities of operator control over received data and operative operator-initiated changing of modes and aerial-imagery parameters  during flight;
  • High economic efficiency even in those conditions, when applying other methods of aerial photographic imagery is very difficult, impossible or restricted by seasonal factors (the landmark-free terrain,  continuous foliage, very «flat» relief etc.);
  • Fixation of 4 reflection at most per one radiated pulse (for example, such fixation besides ground surface makes it possible to  mark out basic plant storey and receive data  about  the true relief even under tree crowns,  in forest etc.);
  • Aircraft-roll compensation etc.

Advantages of the ALTM GEMINI laser scanner:

  • The multi-pulse technology is applied. It provides frequency of probe pulses in the amount of 157 kHz at most;  
  • High scanning  frequency (70 Hz at most);
  • The intellectual control system of laser scanning operation automatically  regulates frequency of laser probing pulses, thereby the problem of ranging ambiguity is solved;
  • Receiving high density 3-D data of  high accuracy;
  • Opportunity to use device at night;  
  • Realization of independent channels for measuring coordinates and intensity in absolute coordinates with reciprocal accuracy of measurements between pulses in the amount of 5 cm at least;  
  • Performance of aerial imagery of the area object, when conducting aerial-imagery operations for manufacturing of large-scaled cartographic products (1:5,000 and larger), amounts to 1,000 square meters per less than  12 flight hours and is provided with opportunity to output the digital terrain  model within 24 hours after aerial imagery finishing;  
  • Ranging to object independently on type of its surface.  

Airborne Laser Scanners of the ALTM class are used for:

  • Large-scale topographic mapping in scales of 1:500, 1:1,000, 1:2,000 and smaller;
  • Building of digital relief models (DRM), digital terrain models (DTM), and 3-D digital models;
  • Solution of wide spectrum of applied problems including those ones in the field of  oil and gas industry, land management and cadastre creation, engineering surveys, inspection of power lines and other line objects  (oil- and gas pipelines,  motor-roads, railways etc.), in the field of forestry, ecology, prevention and monitoring of emergency situations etc.  

5. Information about manufacturer

1. Engineering specifications
  • Optic-fiber gyroscope – offset of 0.1°/hour;
  • Optic-fiber gyroscope – drift of 0.02°/√(hour);
  • Angle resolution – 0.0019 millirad (256 Hz);
  • Accelerometer bias – 0.5 milligal;
  • Accelerometer resolution - 0,061*10-3m/second (256 Hz);
  • Reading speed – 256 Hz

Depending on the GPS state and with the aid of AEROCONTROL DGPS and the IMU-IId data following accuracies are expected to be generated when distance to the base station станции < 30.

In layout

RMS < 0.05 m


RMS - 0.004°

On the basis of altitude

RMS < 0.1 m


RMS - 0.01°

In 2000 following findings were received during testing in the Stuttgart Institute:

In layout

RMS < 0.08 m


RMS - 0.003°

On the basis of altitude

RMS < 0.05 m


RMS - 0.007°


2. Photo-book

3. Advantages of this navigation system

  • Capability to operate and control the separated system and integrated  one apart (in combination with CCNS5);
  • Provision of the direct geo-positioning;
  • Real-time measurements;
  • Considerable reduction of geodesic operations.

4. Information about manufacturer 


1. Engineering specifications

  • Types of possible receipted signals (depending on option):

GPS: L1 C/A, L2C, L2E, L5
GLONASS : L1 C/A and encrypted P code, L2 C/A and encrypted P Code, L3 CDMA8 
QZSS: L1 C/A, L1C, L1 SAIF, L2C, L5, LEX10 SBAS: L1 C/A (EGNOS/MSAS), L1 C/A and L5 (WAAS)
L-Band: OmniSTAR VBS, XP, HP and G2

  • Sensor frequency - 256-512 Hz;
  • Dimensions: 169 x 186 x 68; 163 x 165 x 163;
  • Weight – 7.4 kg.
  • Consumed capacity: 59 Wt at 28 V;
  • Operating range of temperatures - from -20 ?С to +50 ?С;
  • Altitude range - from 0 to 7,620 m.

2. Photo-book


3. Advantages of this navigation system

  • Accurate real-time positioning at all angles, including specific parameters of external orientation, which belong to specific sensors;
  • No necessity of making geodesic works incorpore for conducting aerial triangulation (as a rule, only checkpoints are used for checking quality of received findings);
  • The one-rime processing and  checking quality of received findings;
  • This system increases efficiency of   traditional mapping operations on the basis of serial imagery findings. It, in its turn, reduces operating costs and time spending, thereby increasing accuracy of final data;  
  • Simple integration with aerial photo-cameras, laser scanners, multi-spectral and SAR imagery systems;  
  • It fits ideally for severe conditions, where making land-based geodesic works is difficult or impossible.  

4. 1. Information about manufacturer

1. Engineering specifications
  • Screen resolution - 1024 x 768 pixels;
  • Display diagonal - 6.5 inches (diagonal);
  • Used technology Super Transmissive Natural Light Technology which reduces surface reflections and leaves the screen readable in bright sunlight;
  • Typical viewing angles - 80 ° (horizontal and top), 60 ° (bottom);
  • Contrast - 120: 1
  • GPS receiver
    Indoor: 50-channel GPS L1 C / A Code & SBAS receiver. WAAS / EGNOS / MSAS support
    External: AEROcontrol or other external GNSS receiver
  • Required software:
  • IGIplan - flight mission planning software
    AEROoffice - GNSS / IMU post-processing software
  • Data storage (SD card) - 8 GB


2. Photo-book

3. Advantages of navigation system

The CCNS-5 navigation system is a positioning and control system for aerial photography missions. This system is smaller, lighter and more functional than its predecessor.

The CCNS-5 has two 6.5-inch displays (for the operator and pilot). The displays have extra brightness and are well readable in bright sunlight. The system can work with all common types of sensors, both digital and analogue AFC, aerial thermal imaging cameras, as well as hyperspectral, Lidar and SAR systems. The system can also be optimized for any other sensors.


4. Information about manufacturer


1. Description:

The ALTM-NAV software of Optech Company intended for flight control provides full set of functions in one package convenient for operation. The ALTM-NAV software includes the module for planning of aerial imagery before flight as well as modules of control, supervision and navigation during flying. It is unified for using of all the line of company laser sensors.


2. Photo-book

3. Specifics:

  • In-built functions for  planning  of operations of aerial laser scanning, video-camera, and photo-camera for simultaneous reception of data from several instruments;
  • Basic functions of data collection planning for building  the necessary digital terrain model;
  • Direct export of receipted  data into the Google Earth™ engine;
  • Supporting operation of aerial photographic cameras of leading manufacturers.

4. Information about manufacturer



1. Function and characteristics

The UltraMap software of Vexcel ImagingGmbH Company is intended for the primary processing of images produced with the aid of digital aerial photographic cameras belonging to the UltraCam family and for solving a package of photogrammetry problems.
The UltraMap software provides:

  • Processing of large volumes of raster images owing to applying the “Dragon Fly” technology;
  • The distortion-free radiometric correction of raster image;
  • Distributed processing;
  • Aerial photo-triangulation;
  • Intellectual decimation  of binding points made on the basis of analyzing aerial photos;
  • Support of 16-bit images during all processing phases;
  • Support of the GPS/IMU data.


2. Advantages of this software

  • High-performance visualization of data;
  • High-level automation process;  
  • Minimizing man-hours of hand-made operations performed for radiometric correction of data;
  • Elimination of coarse errors (artefacts), effects of atmospheric phenomena and fog when conducting radiometric correction;
  • Operative provision of the system-generated  report  ;
  • The fast computer-aided and uninterrupted  loading  of data from replaceable devices of information storing;
  • Reliable computer-aided  plotting of binding points;
  • Convenient user interface for adjustment and project management; and
  • Simple file format for import and export of data.  


3. 3. Information about manufacturer


1. Description


It is software used all over the world and intended for processing data collected by means of aerial laser scanning and land-based mobile platforms as well as for processing of raster data. Applications of Terra Solid are flexible and very functional programming tools intended practically for all directions of engineering problems based on accurate 3-D- and 3-D-derivative data.


Many applications are modules that are closely integrated in the Bentley Microstation software environment and functionally divided into following kinds:

  • TerraScan – processing of laser scanning data and 3-D vectorization;
  • TerraMatch – equipment calibration and adjustment of scan lines parameters;
  • TerraModeler – simulation of terrain and surfaces as well as mapping;
  • TerraPhoto – ortho-conversion of images and visualization;
  • TerraSurvey – processing of geodesic equipment data;
  • TerraSlave – clustering and control of distributed processing;
  • TerraStereo – processing of vast and complicated arrays of data.


Modules for designing and updating of infrastructural objects:

  • TerraPipe, TerraPipeNet, TerraGas – designing and maintaining of pipelines;
  • TerraHeat – solution of problems connected with heating-system pipelines;
  • TerraBore – performing tasks connected with management and soil-data processing.
  • TerraStreet – designing and monitoring both roads and street infrastructure.


2. Photo-book


3. Specifics

- Unique program tools for processing of 3-D data supported by the powerful functional designing software - the Bentley MicroStation platform;
- The most complete and largest set of program tools among competitors;
- Opportunity to use «friendly» variants of modules with restricted capacities, which make it possible to process small data volumes and solve problems of moderate complicacy.


4. Information about manufacturer