High-quality Image Collection Around the World
Our experienced team offers aerial data acquisition services from both manned and unmanned aircraft using sensors of all types including large, medium and small frame RGB, multispectral, thermal, and LIDAR. We can detect and identify wavelengths across multiple bands of the electromagnetic spectrum, including those outside of the visible spectrum, such as near infrared radiation and thermal infrared radiation. Our sensors were designed to be portable and light-weight so that our team can mobilize quickly to even the most remote of locations around the world, and easily install on a variety of aircraft. We supplement our own in-house systems and services using services from over 25 partner entities worldwide. Icaros manages all subcontractors, handles flight planning, obtains flight clearances, manages deployment and scheduling for sunlight angles, shadows and weather, and quality controls all data acquired. Our expertise and experience ensures the highest quality at the lowest possible cost for our customers. The Icaros Services Team can manage large projects almost anywhere in the world from start to finish as a general contractor, from data acquisition through analytics of processed imagery, providing you with actionable information for better understanding and decision-making.
We were impressed by the very short set-up time of your system as well as the very quick delivery of the finished product after the aerial mapping flights. You completed the mapping of a 400 sqkm’s area within the time allocated as offered to us in your proposal, to our complete satisfaction…We look forward to working with you on future projects.
Icaros’ aerial remote sensing systems collect data to produce nadir orthomosaics (directly from above) that are stitched together using our powerful, proprietary overlapping and seam-stitching technology to create georeferenced, accurate and detailed aerial photographs and maps. Imperfections in the data collected from the flight, including shadows and other anomalies can be edited out of the final product to produce a perfectly color-balanced and smooth reflection of the targeted geospatial location. Our RGB sensors collect true color data (as opposed to pan-sharpened data) of a target area within the visible electromagnetic spectrum (Red, Green, Blue) to ensure higher accuracy of images and produce reference points for other wavelength bands collected.
Near-infrared (NIR) is a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is unseen by the human eye, but identified by Icaros’ NIR remote sensor systems. One common use of NIR is detection of plants (objects having photosynthetic activity), differentiation of healthy from damaged vegetation and differentiation of plants from bare soil and other elements. This makes NIR imagery especially valuable to the agriculture and forestry industries. Icaros’ technology displays the image data to highlight the NIR spectrum on completed orthomosaics, making it accessible and actionable for our customers’ applications. Alongside this capability, Icaros collects RGB data (within the visible light spectrum) for a 4-band approach or a 3-band approach (false color), giving accurate geo-reference points in every orthophoto.
Icaros’ thermal sensor systems can detect a variety of anomalies, to be used in a wide array of different applications. Using thermal sensors, we are able to detect human activities at night, under thick foliage, or in open-water, applied in search and rescue missions as well as for detection of illegal activities. Feature detection through thermal sensor systems is useful for identifying underground pipelines, performing energy audits and for monitoring construction and energy infrastructure. In many cases, thermal mapping can differentiate between objects according to their natural thermal capacities and heat emissivity (which differ based on their composition), whether they are hidden or exposed. This allows us to detect objects with different thermal capacities with our sensors, such as concrete, asphalt and metals. Thermal sensors are also useful for precision agriculture applications, such as detecting irrigation supply issues, and diseased or stressed plants.
Oblique aerial photographs can be collected with our IDM1000 remote sensing system. With these sensors, we collect aerial photos of a geographic area, from directly above, as well as from all sides of buildings and other 3-dimensional structures in the targeted Area of Interest. Using our advanced processing software, we produce complete, detailed oblique images of an area to be used to build 3D models for training purposes, or to visualize and detect flaws in construction, detect energy inefficiencies, and measure volume for inventory purposes (for example, in strip mines). This technology has also become sought after in the defense and security space, and is used to build 3D models for simulations and training scenarios in remote or dangerous geographic areas of the world. Icaros’ innovative team has remained ahead of the industry curve, developing comprehensive oblique collection and processing tools for high-quality, geospecific 3D aerial models and maps in record time.
Icaros’ most complex system of remote sensors captures oblique images with a thermal sensor as well as from various RGB oblique sensors, for accurate representations of 3D thermal data. With these sensors, we take aerial photos of a geographic area, from directly above, as well as from all sides of buildings and other 3-dimensional structures in the targeted geo-location. Using our advanced processing software, we produce complete, detailed thermal oblique images of an area to be used to visualize and detect flaws in construction, and detect energy inefficiencies and excess water in the sides and roofs of buildings for remediation. Icaros’ innovative team has remained ahead of the industry curve, developing comprehensive oblique collection and processing tools for quality 3D aerial photographs and maps in record time, and combining that technology with our already well-established thermal image collection and processing for top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art sensor systems.