Phase One has launched the iXM-GS120, a new camera for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) designed to meet the demanding needs of national security and geo-intelligence gathering projects. According to Phase One, the iXM-GS120 is the first wide-area, 120MP resolution camera designed around advanced global shutter sensor technology.
Integrating a CMOS global shutter sensor, the iXM-GS120 features a seven frame-per-second capture rate and broad dynamic range. The high-sensitivity, low-noise technology gives the camera an ability to collect data in low-light conditions, thereby expanding its operating window by several hours per day. Weighing just 630 grams, the compact camera body mounts easily on a wide range of platforms, including Group 3 tactical unmanned aircraft for long endurance operation.
The single-sensor design combined with 120MP resolution guarantees fast collection of detailed information over a wide area of interest in every frame, reducing flight times and enhancing effectiveness. This design also eliminates the time-consuming stitching together of image scenes from multi-sensor camera systems.
Available in RGB color and monochrome versions, the iXM-GS120’s range of applications is further broadened by an expansive selection of Fields of View for operation at numerous different aircraft altitudes and speeds. Compatible fields of view include a range of lenses from 35mm to 300mm.
Dov Kalinski, Phase One Vice President of Security & Space, commented: “Phase One designed the iXM-GS120 for reliable, maintenance-free operation in lengthy missions in remote areas, which often typify national security and intelligence gathering activities. For traditional inspection and mapping applications, geospatial users will find the new camera captures massive volumes of high-quality imagery efficiently and cost-effectively.”
“The iXM-GS120 was created for applications where every image frame is critical. In national security activities, the iXM-GS120 will reliably handle long missions related to wide-area persistent surveillance (WAPS), geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), search-and-rescue, and other intelligence surveillance reconnaissance (ISR).”