Leica RCD30 Digital Airborne Camera for UAV

Mapping from UAV-based platforms

The demand for professional UAV-based mapping solutions is growing world-wide. Although new technologies emerge at a rapid pace, many questions regarding operating environment and best practices have yet to be answered. For our customers, a professional UAV mapping solution has to be safe and tested, provide accurate geospatial information and should be part of a more automated workflow environment.

Leica Geosystems and SwissDrones – working together for Innovation and Safety
Leica Geosystems, the leading provider of airborne mapping solutions, is collaborating with SwissDrones, a UAV manufacturer, to explore new UAV-based solutions that will meet the exacting requirements of the professional mapping market. Of particular focus are solutions that can be operated safely in often harsh environmental conditions. SwissDrones, which is based in the St Galler Rheintal, Switzerland, brings outstanding expertise in engineering, manufacturing, deploying and operating UAVs for earth observation, directly complementing Leica Geosystems industry-leading mapping technology.

The Leica RCD30 for UAV – high accuracy mapping from UAV-based platforms
As a first, the Leica RCD30 medium format camera has been integrated into the SwissDrones Waran TC-1235 UAV. The Leica RCD30 is the world’s first medium format camera to provide superior multispectral imagery and highest accuracy. Its unique photogrammetric design features make the Leica RCD30 the preferred choice as a standalone or oblique mapping solution, for integration with a LiDAR sensor and for operation onboard an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The SwissDrones Waran’s equally unique design features provide superior payload capacity, prolonged endurance, stable flight patterns and a high degree of safety features.

For further information on this development, please email us on uav@leica-geosystems.com

Please also visit our partner: http://www.swissdrones.com

Leica RCD30 for UAV

Medium format multispectral camera for Swissdrones Dragon.
Medium format multispectral camera for Swissdrones Dragon.

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