Applanix Launches New Airborne Photogrammetric Mapping System

Applanix Launches New Airborne Photogrammetric Mapping System
Applanix POSTrack 310

Applanix introduced a new position and orientation system and flight management system (FMS) for airborne mapping today (August 27, 2012) at the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) 2012 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Applanix introduced a new position and orientation system and flight management system (FMS) for airborne mapping today (August 27, 2012) at the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) 2012 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

The POS AV and POSTrack 310 with an embedded FMS incorporate a high-performance 220-channel multi-frequency GNSS receiver from Trimble and a custom-built inertial measurement unit (IMU) based on commercial micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) inertial sensors.  The solution is designed to improve the efficiency of entry-level airborne photogrammetric mapping and lower-altitude direct georeferencing applications.

Featuring Applanix’s IN-Fusion GNSS-inertial integration technology, the POS AV is a hardware and software system specifically designed for directly georeferencing airborne sensor data. POSTrack consists of the POS AV system with a tightly integrated advanced FMS, which provides mission planning, pilot guidance, and sensor control. Both are fully compatible with the Applanix POSPac MMS office software for enhanced accuracy using network differential GNSS.

“By taking advantage of next-generation GNSS and commercial MEMS inertial sensor technology, we have produced a highly cost-effective GNSS-inertial solution with accuracy sufficient to support many types of airborne mapping,” said Joe Hutton, Director of Inertial Technology and Airborne Products at Applanix. “It is ideal for use at lower altitudes, with next generation low-cost digital frame cameras, multispectral scanners, or to support aerial triangulation in block photogrammetric applications.”

The GNSS receiver can process GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo signals as well as augmentation signals from several public and private services, including OmniSTAR, EGNOS, MSAS, and WAAS.

Applanix will be showcasing the POS AV and POSTrack 310 at ISPRS exhibit booth #79. More information about POS AV and POSTrack 310 can be found online at the Applanix website.

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