(Heerbrugg, 7 July 2008) At the XXI Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) in Beijing, Leica Geosystems announced new sensors to the market, superior to any other large-format digital airborne imaging and laser scanning technology available today: “We are pleased to announce a next generation of digital imaging and laser scanning sensors, completely upgrading our entire family of sensor solutions. With the Leica ADS80 Airborne Digital Sensor, we also introduce a whole new workflow, Leica XPro. Now our customers can benefit from the most productive digital airborne imaging solution”, says Juergen Dold, Leica Geosystems’ Sr. Vice President Imaging & Scanning.
Airborne Digital Sensor
Now in its third generation, Leica Geosystems’ state-of-the-art line
sensor technology not only sets the standards, but keeps on raising the bar. From flight planning with Leica FPES and data
acquisition with the Sensor Heads SH81/82 to data delivery with Leica XPro, the
Leica ADS80 represents a complete digital airborne imaging solution that is
easy to use and fast to implement. Since pan-sharpening and “virtual images”
are not necessary, Leica Geosystems line sensor technology constitutes a viable
and simple digital alternative to those familiar with the traditional analog
Depending on the
desired product, two available configurations, SH81 and SH82, acquire perfectly
co-registered image data with equal resolution in panchromatic, color and
color-infrared. The improved data throughput of the Control Unit CU80 with
Flash Memory facilitates simultaneous data acquisition of imagery for
photogrammetry and remote sensing applications, offering you maximum
Together with Leica XPro: The most complete
large-format sensor solution available
When combined with the
new Leica XPro ground processing software, also introduced at ISPRS, the Leica
ADS80 becomes the most complete and productive large-format sensor solution
available. It delivers increased flexibility, higher productivity and lower
cost throughout the entire workflow.
Leica XPro line sensor
workflow is straightforward to implement and easy to use for those familiar
with traditional analog frame processing. Ground processing with Leica XPro
covers the whole line sensor workflow - from data download to image generation.
Quality control tools can indicate a successful data capture mission at the
earliest stage of processing. Direct georeferencing from Leica IPAS Inertial
Position & Attitude System is used and further improved by aerial
triangulation, simplified to a “black box” level. Leica XPro generates stereo-viewable
images or high resolution orthophotos and is designed to deliver extremely quickly with minimal user interaction. The products are ready for further handling
by a wide range of digital photogrammetry software packages.
Leica ALS60: Now with 200 kHz “At-the-Ground”
third-generation LIDAR system, the Leica ALS60, continues to break traditional
paradigms such as having to choose between rapidly-acquired, high-density data
and achieving outstanding accuracy – or having to choose between a compact
system and one with high-altitude performance. The Leica ALS60 allows accurate data
collection independent of pulse rate, depending instead only on flying height.
And it‘s flying height envelope ranges from a helicopter-compatible 200 m AGL
to 5000 m AGL for wide-area mapping. Now, more than ever, Leica ALS60 is
redefining the power of LIDAR mapping.
Leica RCD105 medium format digital camera for
At ISPRS, Leica
Geosystems also introduced a new medium
format digital aerial camera system. The new 39-megapixel camera system Leica
RCD105 is designed for “plug and play” connection to Leica Geosystems’ airborne
LIDAR systems. It is completely
integrated with the Leica ALS-series LIDAR products from mission planning to
system operation to image processing.
Additionally, a single camera controller is capable of recording data
from two camera heads, allowing simultaneous acquisition of natural color and
false-color infrared images.
Learn more about the new Leica Geosystems
products at the ISPRS Congress in Beijing,
For further information please visit
Leica Geosystems at ISPRS in Bejing
July 14, 2008