Stratus Aeronautics has developed a high definition aerial photography payload. The sensor is a 16 megapixel industrial camera that is mounted inside the UAV. The camera is controlled by an onboard computer and software developed by Stratus Aeronautics.
Aerial photography is nothing new, what we offer has some advantages over conventional photography. We can produce a high resolution geo-referenced mosaic. That means we stitch a large number of photos together to produce one large photo. In addition each pixel on the final photo corresponds to a real world coordinate. When our final product is used with GIS software you can identify the exact location of what you see in the aerial photos.
When combined with our other payloads such as LiDAR or the magnetometers the possibilities are very exciting.