USA, 02 May 2007: Earth Search Sciences announced that it has been issued a patent on its third-generation imaging instrument, the OmniProbe. The OmniProbe will deliver improved spectral and spatial resolution to a wide range of resource industries with its leading-edge predecessor instrument, Probe 1.
The first generation of hyperspectral instruments weigh 500-plus pounds and are approximately six feet in diameter. Earth Search’s new instrument influenced by nanotechnology and microelectronics (MEMs) will weigh less than 40 pounds, will be approximately the size of a shoebox, and will attach to virtually any airborne platform. OmniProbe will quickly and accurately map targets of interest from altitudes of 35,000 feet, at speeds of 500 to 600 knots per hour, and will possess telescoping optics to scope down to 6 inch data.
According to Larry Vance, Chairman of Earth Search, this third-generation instrument is destined to surpass Probe 1 in all operating characteristics, including resolution, survey efficiency, data reliability, and substantial signal-to-noise reduction. These advances will allow the company to move forward with the next stage of its strategic business plan. Both designs were developed and are owned by Earth Search Sciences. For more information visit www.earthscience.com