3K camera system
DLR's optical 3K camera system enables the acquisition and immediate processing of high-resolution aerial imagery. It is integrated into the research aircraft D-CODE, a modified Dornier Do 228 with a digital autopilot, which is operated as a Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV). The camera system captures - depending on the flight altitude - an area of 80 square kilometers in about two minutes, generates georeferenced aerial images and transmits the results to the ground station via a data link.
Remotely Piloted Vehicle and U-Fly
The flight path planning and remote control is executed by the ground control station U-Fly, which is connected to the Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) using a data link for command, control, and communication (C3). The RPV provides aerial images and sends the data over a separate payload data link to the ground system.
Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI)
The Center for Satellite Based Information (ZKI) is a 24/7 service and operates at national and international level. ZKI aims at rapid acquisition, processing and analysis of earth and ancillary data in order to generate up-to-date situational awareness information before, during or after a situation, humanitarian crisis or in case of major events. Main user groups are political decision makers, situation centers and relief organisations.
Based on the acquired satellite or aerial imagery as well as additional data, information layers relevant for are derived and provided for instance as geo web services and map products according to the users’ requirements using the resources of the ZKI- .
KeepOperational combines the derived information layers, together with data from terrestrial traffic sensors. KeepOperational is an extension to the DLR Traffic Data Platform. The Traffic Data Platform consists of a set of services for processing and analysis of traffic data. In combination with the information layers obtained from aerial imagery, KeepOperational provides traffic analysis and route planning capabilities on infrastructure which is affected by a crisis.