Livermore, Calif.-based Topcon Positioning Group has released two new mapping kits for its Sirius Pro fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
Topcon says the kits are designed to produce accurate solutions for automated mapping in various terrains, such as for construction sites, building facades, mines, quarries and disaster areas.
The first new package – the Sirius UAS City Mapping Kit – includes a Fuji X-M1 8 mm lens designed to better capture urban surroundings.
“It allows the image capture of vertical facades such as buildings, infrastructure and construction sites,” explains Charles Rihner, vice president of the Topcon GeoPositioning Solutions Group.
“The upgraded flight planning software optimizes the planning, preparation and processing to automatically produce a textured 3D model. Additionally, the kit allows the acquisition of 3D models and orthophotos when flying below 50 meters in altitude,” he says.
The second package – the Sirius UAS High Resolution Mapping Kit – comes with a Fuji X-M1 27 mm lens.
“This package allows the collection of images at the highest possible resolution for applications such as construction site monitoring, survey and mapping topography,” says Rihner. “It allows operators to obtain higher-resolution images at the same altitude as compared with a standard lens.”
Both systems include an enhanced MAVinci desktop flight planning software upgrade.