Near Real-time Multispectral Mapping Systems

Instimaps™ Imaging System

American Aerospace offers InstiMaps, a complete scalable imaging system for manned and unmanned aircraft. InstiMaps acquires and rapidly delivers multispectral image layers to browser-enabled devices.

 

InstiMaps rapidly provides high-resolution actionable data products to experts in the field and across the enterprise in near real-time. This allows your data to be evaluated, analyzed, and shared by any member of your team. Users can extract information products out of your imagery then analyze, classify, and visualize critical intelligence to accelerate the decision-making process.

 

InstiMaps imagery is published to Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards such as Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Map Service (WMS).

InstiMaps can be configured to operate in the cloud or on a local server. If an airborne network is available, sensor data can be downloaded during flight in near real time. No network? No problem. Data can also be downloaded post-flight.

 

The Payload

Instimsap - Gen 3

   The InstiMaps airborne payload includes high resolution visible and calibrated Long Wave IR cameras mounted on a light weight optical bench with integrated GPS/INS. InstiMaps directly geo-references all imagery in real-time and forwards to a cloud server for rapid publishing to authorized users on PC and Tablet.

  • Fully integrated end-to-end solution

  • Linear and area mapping modes

  • Simultaneous Visible and Long Wave IR sensors

  • Direct geo-referencing in real-time

  • Multiple lens options

  • Integrated GPS/INS

  • Onboard computers

  • Control over IP network

  • Variable-rate image capture

  • Continuous capture for hours

   OGC compliant outputs such as Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Map Service (WMS), and Web Coverage Service (WCS).

InstiMaps can be configured to operate in the cloud or on a local server. If an airborne network is available, sensor data can be downloaded during flight in near real-time. No network? No problem. Data can also be downloaded post-flight.

 

User Interface

Instimaps Web Map

From the InstiMaps server your Geo-located imagery, value added data products and data points are accessible to your team for exploitation. InstiMaps Web Map allows for review of your current collect, all past collects, historic and newly generated data points. Heat-maps, IR data thresholds, 3D point clouds and other data points are simultaneously accessible through Web Map.

Instimaps GeoPlayer & Trade

Instimaps GeoPlayer is based on our patented technology and was developed for the detailed comparison of two Geo-located data sets. Compare your current collect to any historic data set in both VIS and calibrated LWIR.

 

Applications

Right-of-Way Inspection and Patrol

Right-of-Way integrity managers are responsible for the condition of the ROW. Instimaps can be flown as often as necessary per regulatory requirements. Using InstiMaps Web Map, users can view geo-located data from all collects. The upper left picture shows several images along a ROW. Zooming in (upper right) shows an active construction project with an added data marker. The picture on the left is the same location from a subsequent collect showing the completed project.

Route Reconnaissance for Emergency Response

For emergency response, First Responders need to know the best routes to gain access to affected areas. Knowing if bridges survived the storm is important. Incident Commanders can task aircraft to gather imagery using Instimaps. Then with Instimaps Web Map, Incident Commanders can view the status of roadways and plan routes accordingly. The upper left picture shows several images along a proposed access route. Zooming in (upper right) shows the bridge is still standing. The picture on the left is the same bridge at a higher zoom level.

Fire Mapping

Where there's smoke there's fire. But where? Incident Commanders can task aircraft to gather imagery using Instimaps. Then with Instimaps Web Map, Incident Commanders can view VIS and IR imagery to better understand exactly where the fire line is. The upper left picture shows several images along a mountain ridgeline. Zooming in (upper right) and using the transparency tool shows a closer view of combined VIS and thresholded IR. The picture on the left is the same area at a higher zoom level with the thresholded IR turned up.

Maritime Patrol

Instimaps can also be used for maritime applications. The upper left picture shows images of a linear collect along a shipping channel. Using the transparency tool (upper right) shows a view of combined VIS and thresholded IR, making the ships in the channel easier to find. Once the ships are located, zoom in for a closer look (left).

The Instimaps payload system is available as a product, a service, or a combination of both.

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