The DSS500 is the next generation Digital Sensor System from Trimble. It is a turn-key, flexible, efficient mapping solution that produces directly georeferenced map products using GNSS, Inertial and medium format digital camera technology.
The DSS500 uses state-of-the-art computer hardware in an extremely compact, low-power form factor allowing it to be easily deployed in small, low-cost-to-operate aircraft for very cost-effective mapping. And with proven pilot-only operation, personnel and fuel costs are greatly reduced.
Directly Georeferenced Imagery
Unlike camera systems that offer GNSS-Inertial as an add-on only, the DSS is designed and built around the Applanix POS AV Direct Georeferencing technology for maximum productivity and accuracy. It produces Directly Georeferenced map products by default, and fully supports assisted AT for higher accuracy when necessary.
Super Efficient Flight Management System
An embedded POSTrack flight management system with full DEM support enables the DSS to take each and every image at exactly the right location and overlap.
With its new compact design, the DSS500 can be operated with as few as 3 cables for extra-high reliability: 1 each for power, GPS and pilot display.
"Air-to-Ground" Quality Control
The DSS500 provides the ultimate in-field Quality Control (QC) through its In-FlightOrtho capability. Full-resolution orthophotos are produced in real-time, immediately followingÂ image capture using the GNSS-Inertial solution and onboard Digital Elevation Model (DEM). A thumbnail map view allows the pilot or operator to see at a glance how things look and fit together “on-the-ground”- verifying the quality of the imagery, GNSS data, Inertial data and camera interior orientation. If a problem is spotted the mission can be immediately aborted, or images re-flown.
Although simple and compact, the DSS500 still maintains it original flexible design concept. Its configuration can easily be changed from a single camera solution with multiple lens options to a DualCam system configured for a wide swath width or for 4 band imagery, or to a multi-sensor solution such as with LIDAR.