The The MIDAS system was developed in the Netherlands by Track’Air B.V. together with several partner companies to provide the aerial survey community with a professional non vertical digital photographic system. The system is uncomplicated, trouble free and has been in operation worldwide for over four years. The first MIDAS system was introduced at the Reno ASPRS meeting in May 2006. The thirty five systems that have been installed since then have successfully acquired many millions of aerial photographs.
It is important to point out that the MIDAS system is a complete turn-key solution, not just a cluster of cameras: The Midas camera system includes all the components required for its operation: It comes with a dedicated suspension mount allowing the system to be installed rapidly in any aerial survey aircraft.
It includes a dedicated Flight Management System (F.M.S.) allowing the planning and execution of complex survey missions. Finally it is delivered with a fully integrated Applanix POS AV IMU to which Applanix has added special MIDAS support.
MIDAS is a well envisioned comprehensive turnkey system that will allow operators to get immediately into production and start generating revenues from the first day of flight.