Aerial Mapping Solutions

May 2, 2016 In Aerial Mapping

Aerial Mapping Solutions

            Sirius Pro TopconThe global construction, geospatial, and agricultural industries are rapidly changing thanks to quantum leaps in communication and measuring technologies that literally transform our perspectives of time and space. These advancement are reshaping the way things are designed, built, grown, and managed.

            Topcon works to stay ahead of customers  need by creating solutions that embrace and extend these advancements into the way they work, everywhere they work. Our high-accuracy positioning, high speed imaging, cloud based information management, and down to earth simplicity creates higher productivity and better results with lower environmental impact.

            The Sirius Pro delivers highly accurate aerial mapping results using GNSS-RTK. Achieving 2-5 cm accuracy without ground control points (GCP) means an increase in productivity when compared to other solutions.

            In the traditional approach, placing and measuring GCPs can account for more than 50% of the project time. Without enough GCPs it was hard to match the accuracy requirements set by your customer-rendering projects uneconomical.

            Instead of GCPs, Sirius Pro uses GNSS RTK in combination with precision timing technology to determine the exact location for each of the positions at which a photo is taken. This precise positioning technology allows the image locations to be used as the uquivalent of GCPs.

The Sirius Basic brings all advantages of the Sirius Pro, except for GNSS-RTK, A simple upgrade is possible as soon as your business requires the increased accuracy or productivity of the PRO.

Imaging, Landing and Data Export

            sirius pro2Aerial images are taken with a 16 MP mirrorless camera and are stored automatically on-board. The Sirius is able to land fully automatically or, if obstacles or the small size of the area prohibit automatic landing, the operator can easily land manually with autopilot assistance. The UAS is stabilized by the autopilot and manually controlled by simple up/down, left/right commands. In addition an entirely manual landing is also possible.

            Export the image data with MAVinci’s one-click post-processing interface. After landing the photo log data (GPS positions abd time stamps of the images etc.) will be copied wirelessly from the Sirius to MAVinci Desktop.

            Data can be exported to third-party software to generate DEMs, orthopotos, 3D models, 4D reconstruction, polygonal models and point clouds.


Airframe Hardware

Build Material Elapor
Wingspan 163 cm
Length 120 cm
Weight 2.7 kg with camera
Battery Lithium-polymer (18.5V, 30C, 5300 mAh)
Propulsion Electric brush-less 680W engine
Actuators Long Life
GNSS Component
Number Of Channels 226 Universal Channels
Signal Tracked GPS L1 C/A, L2C, L2P (Y) GLONASS L1/L2 Galileo E1
rtk Accuracy (Kinematic) Horizontal : 10 mm + 1.0 ppm x baseline
Vertical : 5 mm + 1.0 ppm x baseline
Flight Information
Flight Time Up to 55 minutes with camera
Ortophoto Flight Altitude 59-750 m
Max Flight Altitude 2600 m ASL
Operators Single
Maz wind-speed Operation 50 km/h, gusts up to 65 km/h
Operating Temperatures -20°C to 45°C
Rain operation Yes
Typical Cruise Speed 65 km/h
Automatic Navigation GPS/IMU aided, includes compass for improved navigation under strong winds
Flight Modes Automatic/Autopilot supported/Full manual
Take off/Landing Automatic
Methods Automatic/Autopilot supprted/Full manual belly landing
Autopilit supported UAS is controlled by simple up/down, left/right commands to avoid obstacles that prohibit automatic landing
RC Links
EU/CE Regulations 2.4 GHz up to 2 km line-of-sight range
FCC/IC Regulations 2.4 GHz up to 4 km line-of-sight range
All Contries 2.4 GHz manual backup control up to 3 km
Autopilot Security and Failsafe Features
Overheating prevention
Engine security button
Return home function
Multiple RC links
GPS tracker recovery (optional)
UAS fly-away protection
Emergency landing
UAS health data display on MAVinci Desktop
Camera (Panasonic GX1)
Mega Pixels 16
Lens Fixed focus 14 mm f/2.5
Sensor Micro four-thirds
Memory 360°



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