iXU / iXU-RS 180, 160 and 160 Achromatic
Phase One aerial cameras are designed as the central hub in an open aerial data acquisition system, enabling users to choose “best-of-breed” components to complement the Phase One systems. The iXU-RS cameras are also made in 80 MP, 60 MP and 60 MP achromatic CCD versions for users looking for a standalone camera or an array of multiple cameras.
With a choice of models, the iXU-RS CCD-based aerial cameras are designed to easily incorporate into existing or new systems, making it the perfect solution for integrators or end users looking for a rugged, high-quality industrial-grade aerial camera system. The medium format solution offers exceptional image quality and features that rival large format cameras at a fraction of the price.
The Phase One iXU-RS aerial cameras, use one of seven lenses — 32 mm, 40 mm, 50 mm, 70 mm, 90 mm, 110 mm or 150 mm. The interchangeable lenses are individually inspected and factory calibrated for infinity focus. The range of focal lengths cover most uses and is suitable for creating DTMs and DSMs for surveying as well as Orthophotos. The 50 mm lens, with its opening angle of 56.4°, is especially suited for capturing images alongside a LiDAR.
The Phase One forward motion compensation (FMC) solution employs Time Delayed Integration (TDI) to compensate for image blurring occurring as a result of slower shutter speeds, faster flight speeds or higher GSDs. This enables more flexibility when determining flight schedules and enhanced image quality under low light conditions. The FMC option enables increased profitability through the ability to fly more days and under less optimal light conditions, compensating for issues with blurring and smearing. The Phase One FMC feature is sold either as an option on a new system or as an upgrade to an existing camera. It is available on the 80 MP and 60 MP iXU-RS and iXU cameras.