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DMSC-MK2 Sensor
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DMSC-MK2 UV-Visible-NearIR Sensor

Our staff has operated various aerial sensors since 1994 and has strong expertise in domestic and international mission planning, data collection and post processing.

Ocean Imaging owner Jan Svejkovsky sits with technology used to survey last year's BP oil spill.
photo: Charlie Neuman, San Diego Union Tribune

The DMSC-MK2 UV-Visible-NearIR Sensor, made by SpecTerra Ltd. in Australia, provides 12-bit imagery from 4 customizable wavelength channels at 25cm - 2m resolution. The system is very portable and suited for research and operational mapping work worldwide in a broad variety of aircraft. Our team is also skilled in ground-truthing and ancillary data collection.

Some specifics and advantages of this sensor are:

Main unit measures approximately 9x9x12 inches and is controlled via a laptop interface. 24-28V DC or 115-220V AC power source can be derived either directly from the aircraft or from batteries (draw is <10Amps).

12-Bit Radiometric Resolution:
Allows very broad brightness range for diverse substrate conditions with extremely high signal-to-noise ratio.

Customizable Channel Wavelengths:
Interference filters are used to select each of the 4 channels’ spectral range. This allows customization of the channel combinations to maximize detection or separation capabilities for specific substrates.

Customizable Spatial Resolution:
The DMSC can be flown at any altitude above approximately 1800’, resulting in spatial data resolutions of 25cm to 2+m. Successful data acquisitions are possible under clouds, thus lessening the dependence on clear weather.

Features and Specifications

  • Four progressive-scan CCD cameras.
  • Spectral range capability from 350nm to 990nm.
  • 1024 x 1024 pixel format.
  • Captures 12-bit digital data.
  • Utilizes four narrow bandwidth (10-20nm) interference filters which may be interchanged to customize the sensor to particular applications.
  • Capable of .25 to 5 meter spatial resolution.
  • 24 mm focal length f/2.8 35mm format lenses ensuring excellent image geometry.
  • FOV: 29.3° XY and 41.5° Diagonal.
  • Integrated operation with DGPS for positional accuracy.
  • System allows in-flight optimization of the radiometric intensity range thus optimizing the instrument's radiometric range and signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Very high S/N capabilities, along with narrow field-of-view Nikon lenses producing imagery with considerably less vignetting effects than other systems.
  • Comprised of three compact components for extraordinary portability and troublefree mounting on small aircraft.

Physical Specifications:

Item Dim Weight Power Req. (Aircraft) Power Req. (Lab)
   Sensor Head 10x10x10" 26.5 lbs 24-28V DC
( 6AMP)
115V or 220V AC
   Control & Data Acquisition Unit 11.6x8.9x6" 15.5 lbs    
   Power Supply Conditioner 10x5.5x4" 8.8 lbs    

Spatial Resolution & Frame Size: 18mm Focal Length Lens:

Distance to target  Resolution (m)  Total frame size (m)
Feet  Meters  Width  Height  Width 


1250 381 0.25 0.25 256 256
2500 762 0.5 0.5 512 512
5000 1524 1 1 1024 1024
10000 3048 2 2 2048 2048


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