UltraCam Osprey 4.1

Since 2021 we have been conducting aerial photography with the UltraCam Osprey 4.1. The camera system creates four oblique aerial images and one nadir at the same time.

The RGBI nadir camera convinces with 20,544 x 14,016 - 288 megapixels with a pixel size of 3.76μm. The short release time of 0.7 seconds enables us to carry out high-resolution flights with a high forward overlap. The four RBG oblique cameras have an image size of 14,144 x 10,560 – 150 megapixels. The focal lengths are 80mm in the nadir and 120mm in the oblique range.

UltraCam Eagle Mark 2 f100

We have two EagleMark 2 Cameras with a focal length of 100mm. This allows nadir imaging flights from 2cm - 30cm ground resolution.

In combination with our fastBeech B200 Super King Air, large areas can be captured quickly and efficiently.

The RGBI nadir camera has an image size of 23,010 x 14,790 pixels - 340 megapixels with a pixel size of 4.6μm


The measuring system consists of three imaging sensors, which are mounted together with a navigation system (GNSS/INS) in a thermally stable camera head. This is decoupled from the angular movements of the aircraft via a gyro-stabilized platform (type Somag GSM 3000/4000). The flight management system (CCNS-5) is used for flight execution.

The image sensors consist of two uncooled thermal cameras (Dual-Digi-Therm, “DDT” for short) and a Phase One iXM150 RS RGB camera. The two thermal cameras are based on microbolometers (Infratec VarioCam HD Head) and are sensitive in the spectral range from 7.5 µm to 14.0 µm (long-wave infrared). Both cameras have an image dimension of 1024 x 768 pixels (transverse and longitudinal to the direction of flight). The focal length of the cameras is 30 mm, the physical pixel size is 17 µm and both cameras are tilted 15.5° to the left and right of the nadir direction. This results in an effective total stripe width of about 2000 pixels across the direction of flight. The stripe width, which is comparatively large for thermal systems, enables very efficient thermal flights.

The RGB camera has an image dimension of 14204 x 10652 pixels (transverse and longitudinal to the direction of flight). The focal length is 40 mm, the physical pixel size is 3.76 µm and the camera is aligned along the nadir axis of the entire system.

Specim AisaFENIX

For the acquisition of hyperspectral images by aircraft we use the AisaFENIX Sensor from SPECIM. This sensor simultaneously detects in the VNIR and SWIR spectral range (380 nm - 2500 nm) and captures up to 622 spectral bands.

Specim AFX10

SPECIM AFX10 is a hyperspectral sensor in the VNIR range (400 to 1000 nm). Weighing just 2.1 kg, it can be flown in UAVs, helicopters and light aircraft.