Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging and Geospatial Systems Inc. Announce New TAMS Development

{mosaddphp:mega-house.php}Norcross, GA — Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging announces the development of a new Tactical Airborne Mapping Surveillance (TAMS) system.  TAMS is platform agnostic, with a multi-sensor payload capable of in-theater fixed wing, helicopter and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV/UAS) deployment. Leica Geosystems is showcasing the TAMS-UAV system in booth #639 at the GEOINT Conference, October 21-24, 2007 at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Leica Geosystems recently began testing the tactical mapping system, responding to interest in end-to-end sensor software capabilities within the DoD, and specifically by military services responsible for in-theater data collection. This system includes various swappable sensors and software components, designed to produce National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) compliant imagery supporting forward area mapping requirements. Also in this system, a swappable multi-sensor configuration supports a wide range in CONOPS.

“Developing this partnership with Geospatial Systems further enables us to effectively prototype and market these new sensor and software technologies,” said Christopher Tucker, Senior Vice President, National Programs, Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. “By tightly coupling the sensor with the processing software, Leica Geosystems designed a streamlined workflow, delivering highly accurate geospatial products within hours of tactical missions.”

Logging thousands of hours of design, integration flight and product testing, the team completed its extensive testing of the TAMS-Heavy system (300 lbs payload) during NGA’s Empire Challenge 2007 (EC07). During the July 2007 exercises, the team successfully produced numerous NITF compliant image products within hours of the actual mission, from more than a terabyte of raw data.   

The final UAV (20 lbs payload) testing begins in November 2007 and concludes in January 2008.  

For more information about GEOINT 2007, please visit http://www.geoint2007.com/. For more information about Leica Geosystems, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 866 534 2286, or visit www.gi.leica-geosystems.com.

About Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging

To be successful in our changing marketplace, you need reliable, enterprise-enabled geospatial information. Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging transforms your raw data to useable information, integrating a broad range of geospatial technology throughout your enterprise, via web-based, mobile and desktop clients. Delivering the most comprehensive solutions in image exploitation, processing, visualization and data management, Leica Geosystems provides robust image compression techniques and the most efficient delivery of imagery over the Internet or within an organization. With Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) interoperability, Leica Geosystems develops solutions with the most advanced service-oriented platform available.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products trust them for their precision, seamless integration, interoperability and superior customer support.  Geospatial solutions from Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right.

Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.  For more information about Leica Geosystems or its products and services, please call +1 770 776 3400, toll free +1 866 534 2286, or visit www.gi.leica-geosystems.com.