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03.06.2014 | Earth Intelligence

Information Partner Program – Saab

By: Maxar Technologies

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How We Work Together

Saab and Maxar enable advanced geospatial 3D data with global coverage. For more than 75 years Saab has demonstrated leadership in innovation. From jet fighters to surveillance radar systems, missiles, marine electronics, and traffic and communications systems, Saab is well-recognized for its many technological and scientific breakthroughs. And now, in partnership with Maxar and through our Information Partner Program, its Vricon system is revolutionizing the delivery of mission-critical, photo-realistic, high resolution geospatial 3D data to customers worldwide. The Vricon system automatically processes imagery from satellites, UAVs and manned aircraft to build stunning 3D Models without the use of control points or elevation models in the process, which makes the system extremely efficient while utilizing its available computing power. Saab is currently expanding its processing center to serve a growing demand.

Saab Vricon leverages Maxar’s extensive archive to create a unique value proposition for its customers by developing realistic 3D Models. Use of Maxar’s archive virtually eliminates the need to collect new imagery, accelerates Saab’s ability to provide customers with 3D Models, and enables them to provide models nearly anywhere on the globe.

Precision and photorealism

The absolute 3D accuracy of the Vricon data ranges from approx. 0.3 m SE90, based on aerial imagery, to 6 m SE90 based on satellite imagery. SE90 stands for Spherical Error 90 %. Together with photorealistic textures it offers a new level of understanding of the terrain. Saab is currently focusing its efforts on serving the military Geoint/ISR and Targeting domains. Looking ahead, the technology may be applied to energy-producing industries, telecommunications, and other industry verticals. For more information, please visit www.saabgroup.com.

Vricon Satellite 3D data for Damascus, Syria
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