Photo3S - High Resolution Camera
From Imaging Payloads
The Photo3S is the industry’s only integrated 3-axis stabilized high resolution camera for micro UAVs and produces high-quality colour still images and live video for precision imaging applications. The Scout's automated control system dynamically adjusts vehicle position and camera orientation through 3-axes of rotation (yaw, pitch, and roll) hundreds of times per second to ensure that the Photo3S™ remains on-target to capture precise imagery in the most demanding conditions.
Colour and near-infrared images are commonly combined to produce multi-spectral images. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a multi-spectral standard used worldwide to measure and monitor plant growth, vegetation cover and soil/water condition, and biomass production – and is used in applications such as precision agriculture, assessing fire hazards, monitoring droughts, and other environmental projects.
Sample images below show geo-referenced mosaics of images from the Photo3S and Photo3S-NIR, captured using the Scout's Auto-Grid™ automated flight planning software and processed by the Pix4D UAV aerial image processing cloud service. A multi-spectral image mosaic was also produced, using data from the colour and near-infrared images.
Ruggedized and weather-sealed gimbal provides dependable operation in wet, sandy, or humid environments, extreme temperatures, and high winds
Precise Click-to-Aim camera control and the ability to easily adjust settings while airborne (exposure, ISO, zoom and more) improves operator effectiveness and gathered imagery
Embedded geotags and metadata enable precise geolocation and use of industry standard tools for post-processing into stitched images, map overlays, 3D models, and more
Optional encrypted transmission protects against hacking, snooping, and interception, while simultaneously streaming video to multiple devices in the secure network