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Partnership Results in Hyperspectral Multi-sensor Aircraft


With the successful integration of SPECIM's AisaFENIX, a full spectrum imager, on the DA42 MPP special mission aeroplane, Diamond Aircraft Industries has added first-rate hyperspectral detection capabilities to its range of turnkey survey solutions. The solution is powered by IGI CCNS-5 guidance & sensor management system and AEROcontrol for the precise georeference.


Test flights in Wiener Neustadt (Austria) where Diamond Aircraft is based demonstrated the performance of this hyperspectral turnkey solution. According to Diamond Aircraft and SPECIM, the AisaFENIX sensor found all the intended targets with zero false positives, found potential unexploded ordnance and revealed a body of forest with strong soil-pollution-related stress. Spatial, spectral and radiometric resolution of the sensor resulted in the ability to detect sub-pixel targets that were less than 3-9% of a size of a single pixel. For example, a standard sized beverage can was detected from within an image pixel of 65cm GSD, based on its spectral signature.


Test flights were also supported by SOMAG with the gyro-stabilised mounting for AisaFENIX and IGI navigation and georeferencing systems.


The DA42 MPP is designed as a multi-purpose platform, and the aircraft is ready to carry various sensors according to specific customer needs. The DA42 MPP Geostar Hyperspectral is particularly suited for ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), mineralogy or environmental applications.


SPECIM, Finland, is a leading manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging instruments and systems. In addition to AISA airborne remote sensing systems, SPECIM provides ImSpector Imaging Spectrographs, Spectral Cameras and Hyperspectral Imaging Solutions to an increasing range of demanding industrial and science applications like colour measurement, recycling, geological core logging, process analytical technology (PAT), life sciences, chemical imaging and forensics.

IGI is one of the world's leading geospatial companies and conducts business worldwide. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to get results the right way — by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for the best possible accuracy. The purpose of IGI is to provide smart geospatial solutions. IGI helps people and organizations work together efficiently and use equipment effectively to stay ahead of the competition.

Article was published on sUAS News, GIM International and others.

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