Phase One iXU-RS1900 Large Swathe Camera

Offering metric camera functionality in a lightweight medium format system the iXU-RS1900 will outperform large format systems at a fraction of the cost.

The iXU-RS1900 dual lens camera presents an excellent alternative to traditional large format cameras in diverse aerial mapping applications; small and medium size area mapping projects, corridor mapping, LiDAR mapping, urban mapping, 3D City modeling and oblique imagery capturing, construction and infrastructure monitoring and inspection.

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190 Megapixel Resolution

Each sensor provides an image with 8,708 pixel across flight and 11,608 pixel along flight, and the two stitched images form a large frame with 16,470 pixels across the flight line and 11,540 pixels along the flight line, providing a 190MP image.

Advanced CMOS Sensors

The high performance CMOS sensors have a large dynamic range of 84dB, and can operate in lighting conditions not achievable by large format solutions, allowing you to achieve more flight time every day.

Configurable for 4-Band Capability

Available with an additional sensor and lens for NIR imaging, the iXU-RS1900 can deliver a range of multi-spectral file formats.

A Better Choice for 3D City, Dense DSM and Oblique Imagery

The IXU-RS1900 cameras have an extremely high image capture rate of 0.6 sec. supporting large forward overlap at high aircraft ground speed.

The table below presents the capability of the system when prioritising less than 1 pixel of motion blur at various GSD targets.

2.5cm GSD5cm GSD10cm GSD
Ground Speed 95 knots 190 knots 385 knots
Motion Blur 0.98 pixels 0.98 pixels 0.98 pixels
Forward Overlap 90% 87% 86%
Altitude 1600 feet 3200 feet 6400 feet
Unique Features
  • Large image coverage
  • Productivity increase of 43% compared to 100MP platform
  • High stereoscopic accuracy
  • Sensitive CMOS sensor allows for faster air speed
  • Large forward overlap for 3D city modelling
  • Small size and light weight enable the use of lighter platforms
  • Factory metric calibration

iXU-RS1900 Aerial Camera Specifications

Camera SpecificationsiXU-RS1900iXU-RS1900 4-Band
Frame geometry Central projection Central projection
Image size (pixels) 16,470 x 11,540 16,470 x 11,540
Output formats and 16 Bit or JPEGDistortion Free RGB in TIFF 8 and 16 Bit or JPEG Distortion Free RGB, NIR, CIR, RGBN, NVDI in TIFF 8 and 16 Bit or JPEG
Pansharpen ratio - 1:1.8
Frame width for 10 cm GSD (m) 1,647 1,647
Frame height for 10 cm GSD (m) 1,154 1,154
Frame area for 10 cm GSD (sq.km) 1.92 1.92
Typical image size (MB) For TIFF (8 Bit) 570 760
Number of lenses 2 3
Focal length (mm) 90 90 & 50
FOV across flight (deg.) 45.7 45.7
FOV along flight (deg.) 33 33
Aperture range f/5.6 - f/11 50 f/5.6 - f/11
Exposure method Leaf shutter Leaf shutter
Exposure (sec) 1/2000 - 1/125 1/2000 - 1/125
Image capture rate (sec) 0.6 0.6
Light sensitivity (ISO) 50 - 6400 50 - 6400
Dynamic range (dB) >84 >84
NIR Range - 720 - 1000nm
Sensors 2 3
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Power input (V) 12-30 V DC 12-30 V DC
Max power consumption (W) camera only 20W 30W
Operating temperature -10°C to 40°C -10°C to 40°C
Humidity (non-condensing) 15% - 80% 15% - 80%
Approvals FCC Class A, CE, RoHS FCC Class A, CE, RoHS

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