P5 Survey Payload for UAVs

The new standard for high accuracy engineering surveying.

P5 payload for aerial engineering surveying

Step into the future of surveying with P5, the UAV payload that revolutionizes drone-based surveying. Purpose-built for your UAV, it’s compact, lightweight – less than 700 g, and power-efficient, perfect for portable and user-friendly mini fixed and transitional UAVs.

P5 offers flexible mounting options for land or corridor surveying, with lightning-fast 1 G interface and industry-standard MAVLink/Auterion communication protocols, making it easy for UAV OEMs to deliver top industry-leading payloads.

Eliminating geometric distortion through meticulous calibration and boasting a 100% accurate capture timestamp with mid-exposure triggering, P5 ensures data accuracy without compromising speed. Choose from 35 mm and 80 mm lens options for maximum coverage and minimal noise, achieving an exceptional 0.5 cm accuracy. Its advanced 128 MP image sensor guarantees low Ground Sample Distance (GSD) and blur-free images, while the electronic global shutter ensures high performance in any conditions. Elevate your aerial surveying game with P5.

The test team assessed the performance of the P5 payload in a Trinity™Pro drone during 2023, at the UAS Denmark Test Center.

Discover the P5 payload

With P5 you can experience the power of precision and performance, where every mission counts. Embrace uncompromised accuracy and revolutionize your engineering surveying projects with P5.

P5 Payload Demonstrating Engineering Survey Precision

Uncompromised absolute accuracy

P5 is the first UAV payload designed to meet the highest engineering surveying standards.

  • Exceptional accuracy down to 0.5 cm.
  • Metrically calibrated camera free from geometric distortion, providing ultra-sharp images.
  • Optimized for maximum coverage and maximum accuracy with 35 and 80 mm lens options.
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Robust data capturing

P5’s exceptional performance relies on its advanced 128 MP image sensor, ensuring an incredibly low Ground Sample Distance (GSD).

  • Faster and more accurate ground point selection.
  • Low-geometric-distortion, less than 1 px.
  • Electronic global shutter boosting fast frame rate of +4 f/s for high-speed flight with required image overlap.

P5 Drone Payload for Engineering Surveying

Purpose built for readily available UAVs

Purpose-built for available UAVs, P5 is compact, lightweight, and power-efficient, ideal for portable mini fixed and transitional UAVs.

  • Engineered to provide end-to-end solutions for modern surveyors.
  • Small SWaP and low installation height makes it perfect for portable, user-friendly and commercially available mini-fixed and transitional UAVs.

P5 integrates with

P5 Payload Mounted on UAV

Quantum Systems

Trinity Pro is a future-proof, reliable and easy to use mapping solution designed to adapt to changing requirements, evolve in capabilities, and accelerate decision making through aerial data. Add Trinity Pro to your portfolio and it will take you into the future. The platform has proven its performance, reliability, and accuracy since market launch in 2018. The Trinity Pro incorporates the latest technology: the new Quantum-Skynode autopilot and the Linux mission computer, which bring computing power and increased internal storage as well as enhanced connectivity onboard the aircraft. This allows downstream integration of next generation cameras, but also of logging, simulation, and AI capabilities.

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Phase One P5 Aerial Engineering Survey Technology

Trimble

Trimble® Business Center (TBC) software enables surveyors to transform field data from GNSS receivers, total stations, laser scanners, mobile mapping systems, drones and more into high-quality, actionable information and client deliverables.

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P5 the UAV surveying instrument for

P5 the UAV surveying instrument for Construction

Urban

P5 the engineering surveying instrument for roads

Road

UAV Payload P5 in Engineering Survey for railway inspections

Rail

Demonstrating Engineering Survey Precision For Dams

Dam

Aerial Survey P5 for Bridge Engineering Projects

Bridge

Engineering Surveying Drone Payload P5 for Oil and Gas Pipelines

Oil & Gas

Technical specifications

P5 Drone Payload Front View
Image Sensor & Camera

Sensor resolution (MP)

128 RGB

Sensor resolution (MP)

128 RGB

Sensor type

CMOS

Sensor type

CMOS

Shutter type

Electronic global shutter

Shutter type

Electronic global shutter

Frame size across track (long side, pix)

13,468

Frame size across track (long side, pix)

13,468

Frame size along track (short side, pix)

9,564

Frame size along track (short side, pix)

9,564

Pixel size (u)

3.45

Pixel size (u)

3.45

Dynamic range (dB)

80

Dynamic range (dB)

80

Light sensitivity (ISO)

200 - 6,400

Light sensitivity (ISO)

200 - 6,400

Max. shutter speed (sec)

1/16,000

Max. shutter speed (sec)

1/16,000

Recommended max. operational shutter speed (sec)

1/10,000

Recommended max. operational shutter speed (sec)

1/10,000

Max. frame rate (fps)

4

Max. frame rate (fps)

4

Weight & Dimensions

35 mm

± 700 g / h: 11.8 w: 9 b: 9 cm

Weight & Dimensions

35 mm

± 700 g / h: 11.8 w: 9 b: 9 cm

80 mm

± 670 g / h: 12.5 w: 9 b: 9 cm

80 mm

± 670 g / h: 12.5 w: 9 b: 9 cm

Lenses

Lens

35 mm

80 mm

Lens

35 mm

80 mm

Lens composition

12 elements in 8 groups

8 elements in 5 groups

Lens composition

12 elements in 8 groups

8 elements in 5 groups

Minimum focusing range

60 m infinity

60 m to 120 m (customized focus available for a fee)

Minimum focusing range

60 m infinity

60 m to 120 m (customized focus available for a fee)

Aperture range

f/5.6 – f/22

f/5.6 – f/22

Aperture range

f/5.6 – f/22

f/5.6 – f/22

Filter diameter (mm)

58

58

Filter diameter (mm)

58

58

Angle of view in long side (°)

66

32

Angle of view in long side (°)

66

32

Angle of view in short side (°)

49

23

Angle of view in short side (°)

49

23

Entrance pupil to image plane (mm)

72

85

Entrance pupil to image plane (mm)

72

85

Metrically Calibrated

Yes - Seven australis adjustment parameters

Yes - Seven australis adjustment parameters

Metrically Calibrated

Yes - Seven australis adjustment parameters

Yes - Seven australis adjustment parameters

Interfaces & storage

Electrical interfaces

1 G Ethernet, JST-ZE 14 pin

Electrical interfaces

1 G Ethernet, JST-ZE 14 pin

Communication interface

MAVLink, Auterion & IQP

Communication interface

MAVLink, Auterion & IQP

Power consumption (W)

16

Power consumption (W)

16

Storage type

CF express

Storage type

CF express

Storage size (TB)

up to 2 TB

Storage size (TB)

up to 2 TB

Operating conditions

Operating temperature (ambient)

- 10°C to + 40°C (can be increased with passive or active cooling e.g. airflow)

Operating temperature (ambient)

- 10°C to + 40°C (can be increased with passive or active cooling e.g. airflow)

IP Rating

22

IP Rating

22

Max. ground speed @ 70% overlap

80 mm

60 m: 25 m/s (0.26 cm/px)

Max. ground speed @ 70% overlap

80 mm

60 m: 25 m/s (0.26 cm/px)

80 mm

120 m: 51 m/s (0.51 cm/px)

80 mm

120 m: 51 m/s (0.51 cm/px)

35 mm

60 m: 57 m/s (0.58 cm/px)

35 mm

60 m: 57 m/s (0.58 cm/px)

35 mm

120 m: 115 m/s (1.16 cm/px)

35 mm

120 m: 115 m/s (1.16 cm/px)

Compliance

ITAR Free

Yes

ITAR Free

Yes

NDAA Compliant

Yes

NDAA Compliant

Yes

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