Built on the Watts Innovations PRISM quadcopter airframe, the RMUS High-Resolution Mapping Drone (U.S. Made) utilizes the 61MP Sony A7R IV camera in tandem with the GeoSnap PPK system for highly accurate geotagging and triggering. The highly flexible PRISM X8 platform has no geofencing restrictions and is an ideal solution for individuals and entities that cannot utilize Chinese-made UAS. The RMUS High-Resolution Mapping Drone (U.S. Made) package includes the following items but can be customized to your exact specifications and needs.
RMUS High-Resolution Mapping Drone
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Sony A7R IV
The newly developed Exmor R CMOS image sensor of the Sony A7R IV boasts incomparable high resolution. The Back-illuminated design exhibits high sensitivity and low noise, despite an extremely high pixel count of 61.0 MP.
The BIONZ X image processing engine and front-end LSI maximizes high-resolution sensor performance with up to 15-stops of dynamic range.
Regardless of increased pixels, the A7R IV delivers the highest standard ISO 32000 and reduces noise in the low- and mid-sensitivity ranges, achieving high-quality imagery.
ZEISS Ventum 2.8/21 Lens”
The ZEISS Ventum® 2.8/21 offers outstanding optical quality in a compact and rugged aluminum housing. The extremely fast, fixed-focal-length lens for Sony's E-Mount was primarily developed for use with drones. Lenses used for this purpose must be as small and light as possible, yet still offer outstanding image quality. Thanks to its compact design and the use of a fixed-focus setting, the weight of the ZEISS Ventum® 2.8/21 has been reduced by 50% compared to the Interlock Compact 2.8/21. This reduction in weight allows drones to fly longer, resulting in greater efficiency.
The lens is equipped with the E-Mount and is compatible with large area-scan and line-scan sensors with an image circle of up to 43 mm and a pixel size starting at 2.8 µm. The aperture can be adjusted on the lens by 1/3 f-stops from F2.8 to F22. The locking and torque of the aperture ring are designed to prevent accidental adjustment due to vibrations or the movement of the drone through the air.
Field of View GeoSnap PPK
The GeoSnap PPK is Field of View’s most popular and most accurate geotagging and triggering device. This product allows you to create tight photogrammetry projects and reduce your dependence on ground control points.
The GeoSnap PPK logs raw GNSS data so you can generate centimeter-accurate geotags post-flight using PPK software. Triggering options include time, distance, overlap, PWM, & GPIO.
Watts Innovations PRISM
The Watts Innovations PRISM can be flown in either a traditional quadcopter or coaxial X8 configuration, giving it a payload capability of up to twenty-five (25) pounds. The platform includes a patent-pending Propulsion ID technology so that it can detect and automatically configure the autopilot for flight no matter what kind of propulsion system is installed.
The PRISM’s foldable design fits easily into the included hard case for quick deployments. Each arm can be removed by adjusting only two bolts, allowing for the Remote Pilot(s) to easily switch between X8/quadcopter configurations or to swap out damaged arms.
The PRISM’s integrated 12mm rail system gives operators the freedom to mount just about any
power source, isolation damper, accessory, or payload imaginable on either the top or the bottom of the aircraft with ease.
The PRISM is built around the powerful Cube Flight Controller, the world’s largest and most trusted open-source autopilot system on the market. Operators and organizations will enjoy the freedom of flying without the hassle of no-fly zones, altitude restrictions, or data tracking of any kind.
The PRISM also includes a high definition FPV camera and is designed, manufactured, assembled, and supported in the USA.
The U.S.-made Watts Innovations PRISM platform can be flown in either a traditional quadcopter or coaxial X8 configuration, giving it a payload capability of up to twenty-five (25) pounds. The platform includes a patent-pending Propulsion ID technology so that it can detect and automatically configure the autopilot for flight no matter what kind of propulsion system is installed.
The PRISM’s foldable design fits easily into the included hard case for quick deployments. Each arm can be removed by adjusting only two bolts, allowing for the Remote Pilot(s) to easily switch between X8/quadcopter configurations or to swap out damaged arms. The PRISM also includes a high definition FPV camera and is designed, manufactured, assembled, and supported in the USA.
The RMUS High Resolution Mapping Payload uses a combination of high-quality components to create high-quality aerial mapping deliverables. Exact components are as follows:
Sony A7R IV 60MP camera
ZEISS Ventum 2.8/21mm lens
Gremsy T3 V3 gimbal system
GeoSnap PPK geotagging/triggering system custom-made for Watts Innovations PRISM platform
Aircraft Weight: (Airframe only, no batteries): 20.3lbs
Aircraft Wheelbase: 1100mm (from motor to motor diagonally)
Maximum Payload Capability: 25lbs
Maximum All Up Aircraft Weight: 55lbs
Battery Requirements: 2x 12s 8,000 mAh – 16,000mAh
Flight Time: 12 – 40 Minutes (Depending on Battery & Payload Configuration)
Max Tested Speed: 60 mph
Power System: Tmotor U8II with 28” Propeller
Control: EchoSky Mobile
Guidance: Pixhawk 2.1 Orange Cube
RTK: Aircraft RTK Integration Standard, Base Station Optional
RMUS High Resolution Payload Specs
Sony A7R IV
Maximum Photo Resolution and Frame Rates: 61.0 MP up to 10 fps
Maximum Movie Resolution and Frame Rates: 4K / 30p HD / 120p
Maximum ISO Sensitivity: Photo: ISO 100–32000 (expandable: ISO 50-102400) Movie: IISO 100–32000
Shutter Speed: Still images: 1/8000 to 30 s, Bulb, Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Field of View GeoSnap PPK
Control module size: 3.6”x2.0”x1.1”/90mmx50mmx28mm
Input Voltage: 5.5V to 25V
Power draw: < 5 watts
Maximum event rate: 1 image every 0.3 seconds
GNSS data rate: 20 Hz
GNSS signals received: GPS L1CA/L1P/L1C/L2P/L2C GLONASS G1/G2
Uncorrected accuracy (Horizontal RMS accuracy at the antenna with SBAS. Depends on multi-path environment, number of satellites in view, satellite geometry, and ionospheric activity): 30cm
Post-processed accuracy (Horizontal RMS accuracy at the antenna with a local base. Depends on multi-path environment, number of satellites in view, satellite geometry, ionospheric activity): 2 cm
ZEISS Ventum 2.8/21
Focal length: 21 mm
Aperture range: f/2.8 – f/22
Number of elements / groups: 11 / 9
Focus range (object to sensor): Fixed: set to ∞
Angular field: (diag. / horiz. / vert.): 91° / 81° / 59°
Max. diameter of image field: 43.3 mm (1.7")
Flange focal length (in air): 18.0 mm (0.7”), E mount
Position of entrance pupil (relative to image sensor): 66.91 mm (2.63”)
Position of exit pupil (relative to image sensor): 39.28 mm (1.55”)
Filter-thread: M 52 x 0.75
Length (without caps): 67.8 mm (2.67”)
Diameter (max.): 62.0 mm (2.44”)
Diameter (aperture ring): 47.4 mm (1.87”)
Weight (without caps): 227 g (0.5 lbs)
Camera mount: E mount
Watts Prism at a glance
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Maximum Payload Capability
RMUS employs a team of certified technicians that oversee each PRISM build. They perform a highly detailed inspection, calibration and testing process on each PRISM package.
RMUS leverages our experience in multiple industries to create “Ready-to-Deploy” packages that include all the necessary hardware, software, and auxiliary items for successful field operations.
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