Remote and Wide-area Monitoring
As video and information technology evolves, the need for aerial photography and remote monitoring is increasing for various purposes. Aerial photographs are used not only for cartography but for various reports, video production, grasping the surrounding conditions of specific equipment, disaster management, and more. Remote monitoring is useful for continuous monitoring of specific locations and for producing videos in various applications. The following are application examples of image sensors in such fields.
Wide-area aerial imaging
In recent years, drones and cameras have been used to take wide area aerial photographs. The challenge for drones is to save time; It can be difficult to finish shooting within the same day as drones have a limited flight time. In addition, the shot images are often handled as accurate data. High picture quality is required to image sensors.
Sony’s large rolling shutter image sensors are used for such applications as they can capture a large image area in one shot, winning high praise for the accuracy and picture quality required for aerial photography.
In remote monitoring, since airborne particulates can cause blurring of far-off objects, it is sometimes difficult to capture good images from cameras in long distance. Since light in the SWIR band has a longer wavelength than visible light, it is less affected by the fine particles in the air. With SWIR image sensors, it is possible to clearly capture distant objects by efficiently capturing light of the SWIR wavelength.
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