Trimble DSS 500

Features

  • The DSS 500 featuring In-FlightOrtho™ is a high-productivity "end-to-end" solution designed to make aerial mapping fast and efficient. 
  • The DSS 500 produces highly accurate, high-resolution color and color-infrared digital orthophotos and orthomosaics while still in the air, thereby making in air quality checks a reality. 
  • With multiple camera options and configurations, a variety of collection needs ranging from corridor mapping to disaster response mapping and tactical mapping are met with the DSS.
Product Resources
  • Overview

  • Benefits

  • Applications

The DSS 500 featuring In-FlightOrtho™ is a high-productivity “end-to-end” solution designed to make aerial mapping fast and efficient.  The DSS 500 produces highly accurate, high-resolution color and color-infrared digital orthophotos and orthomosaics while still in the air, thereby making in air quality checks a reality.  Avoid re-flying missions with DSS 500 -  and save time and money.

With multiple camera options and configurations, a variety of collection needs ranging from corridor mapping to disaster response mapping and tactical mapping are met with the DSS.  It is a flexible platform that can be customized to meet all needs and price points.


  • Simple to use, yet highly accurate:  Rugged system architecture is shock and vibration tested and meets RTCA/DO-160G specifications which makes it perfect for an airborne environment
  • Mapping grade camera:  Calibration process USGS certified
  • Direct georeferencing:  AT (Aerial Triangulation) not required
  • Choice of Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs)
  • Professional installation, crew training, and 1 year of ongoing customer support included with every system
  • Flexibility:  Custom lenses and lens-mount configuration allows for easy removal and replacement, in flight, without recalibrating
  • Modular, expandable, customizable system.  Can be configured with:
    • Dual cameras for greater productivity
    • Simultaneous CIR/NIR, or VIS/Hyperspectral
    • Lidar
    • Oblique camera
    • Rapid ortho development 
  • Pilot controlled operation:  Built-in automated Flight Management System (FMS)
  • Quick data turnaround:  End-to-end digital processing and direct data import into photogrammetric and GIS systems

Rapid Response Mapping 
  • Rapid mobilization for emergencies and disaster management 
  • Time-dependent image acquisition, change detection 
  • Homeland security
    • Situation assessment
    • Border security

Tactical/Reconnaissance Mapping

  • Threat assessment and preparedness
  • Mission planning and operations preparation
  • Damage assessment
  • Personnel and equipment movement monitoring

Corridor Mapping 

  • Linear mapping projects 
  • Pipeline surveys 
  • Power line corridors 
  • Transportation routes

GIS 

  • Orthophoto base maps
  • Rapid image acquisition 
  • Urban and regional planning

Remote Sensing 

  • Color-Infrared imaging
  • Object classification
  • Environmental assessment
  • Coastal zone monitoring 
  • Forestry
    • Species identification 
    • Timber value assessment 
    • Disease control 

Agriculture

  • Recurrent image acquisition and analysis 
  • Disease monitoring