30hz frame rate Edit
Available for export to ZA http://www.geolux.co.za/Products/ VC-50, Compact thermal camera Geolux TVC-50 digital thermal camera is a compact,ultra-lightweight thermal camera that can be easily mounted on any vechile or uav drone.TVC-50 uses a focal plane array (FPA) micro bolometer sensor giving excellent,hi-fidelity thermal images.superb refresh rate of 30 frames per seconds gives smooth and relistic thermal image.
drone thermal Edit
7.5hz version exportable to South Africa Edit
- Pathfinder has TV NTSC out which can be captured using Mpeg4Compression and transmitted from the Uav robotics plane with MeshNetworking. It is the same IR camera as used in BMW hud display for night driving.
- http://www.shopflir.com/p11465/flir_pathfindir_le_ntsc_75hz.php $3195 9hz version can be exported but not 30hz version.
Tau version with 9-100mm lens Edit
- http://www.flir.com/cvs/cores/view/?id=51374 Tau uncooled cores are a better UAV alternative to the the pathfinder, it replaced the older FLIR Photon II IR Camera. It can fit lenses from 9-100mm, while the pathfinder has a fixed lens. FLIR offers all of its uncooled thermal imaging cameras in slow-rate video (< 9Hz) versions. For NTSC, the slow video rate is 7.5Hz, and for PAL, the slow video rate is 8.3Hz. These rates apply to slow video versions of the following cameras:
- Photon 640, 320, 160, 120, and 80
- Tau 640, 320, and 160
- Quark 640 and 336
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GHtVdq3RsU Hog hunting
- http://www.oemcameras.com/flir-tau-640-35mm.htm Lists features of Tau such as USB out, which can be interfaced with an off-the shelf Wi-Fi AP and transmitted from Uav robotics to base using Antenna tracking.
- Scout version also available for export but has no TV NTSC out port.
- http://www.dronefilmer.com/index.php?option=com_opencart&Itemid=55&route=product/product&product_id=171 5000 euro
- http://www.epiphan.com/products/frame-grabbers/vga2ethernet/ Tau has vga out which can be transmitted using a
vga- to ethernet converter.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQX6mzq2MGU QuadroCopter flying over farm field at night with Tau camera
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r13SJ-2y7rM&feature=related Flying at night
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r13SJ-2y7rM&feature=related Thermal security flight with drone Uav robtics
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=KtRAOI1M9SQ&feature=endscreen http://www.uavsa.com intrusion detection with Flir and quad copter
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSpj4H-pAMs&feature=related Tau fitted to uav at 300m flying over farmhouse and spotting cattle. Note that the video is a recorded image from an analogue video trasmitter attached to UAV. A Wi-Fi USB AP will provide much better visuals. The Tau has USB,VGA, PAL and NTSC analogue out ports. Image was not Gimballs stabilized.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmU2rbbeVsE&feature=related Good quality video recording of UAV circling a parking lot at height of 200m from Tau Flir camera
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=m5QDbIyr1pI&feature=endscreen Draganflyer perimeter control
- http://www.rtfdrones.co.uk/product/thermal-core-flir-tau-2-640-9hz/ Flir Tau $10000
Tamarisk 320 thermal camera
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DRS-Tamarisk-320-thermal-camera-kit-with-16-degree-athermal-lens-/161213917959 $1000 way less than the Flir Tau
- "...The fact that there's only 2 or 3 manufacturers in the world that can (may!) produce microbolometer sensors, the fact that 2 of them, including the patent-holder sit in the USA and the fact that thanks to US export-restrictions and the non-interest of manufacturers in consumer-markets there is no mass market. FLIR has been trying to do something about that by coming out with products for enthusiast consumer markets, like sport-boat owners, hunters and by making an aftermarket vehicle camera system for SOMEWHAT reasonable prices, but this also found it's limits in US export restrictions. FLIR cams might be affordable, but the consumer market models usually have 160x100 pixels resolution which makes them more of an expensive show-off toy than something really usable for a wide range of consumers.
Technically, a microbolometer sensor is not at all challenging or even complicated to produce. It's all political. DRS is not going to change anything because they belong to Finnmeccanica - a huge defense industry trust. They don't have any interest in consumer markets - probably wouldn't even know how to approach them. That's clearly shown by their price estimate. @Joshua Ott: Price and volume are surely intrinsically tied but a $5k unit (which already is produced in quantities) is not going to suddenly be only $999 or even less just because 3DR stocks 100 instead of 50. Let's be realistical here :). .."
In South-Africa the patent can easily be hacked as South-AFrica is probably the only country in the world where you cannot go to jail for patent infringement either directly or via indirection. One cannot go to jail for civil debt and if a court order shuts down a FrontingCompany then simply setup another one, paying with bitcoins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aUtBvRHA_-k#! daylight human detection by http://www.robomore.com
Flir Pathfinder Edit
The pathfinder weighs 360grams and is used in vehicles, it is the primary option for Uav robotics.
- $3500 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FLIR-PathFindIR-Thermal-imaging-camera-PAL-9Hz-driver-vision-enhancement-/110862812232?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item19cff04448#ht_1430wt_908
UK based company with no Flir type ITAR export restrictions. Their Thermal cameras can be used on UAVs .
http://www.thermoteknix.com/content/english/thermal_imaging_ir_products/miricle_thermal_imaging_ir_cameras/index.html MIRICLE 307K Imaging: MIRICLE 307K cameras establish a new level of performance, free of US Government export authorization, for delivery to global markets. MIRICLE cameras are available either as self-contained camera units or as OEM cores for integration into end-user products. With low weight and low power consumption MIRICLE is ideal for applications such as UAV, man-portable surveillance, driver aids and enhanced vision systems for aircraft. There is also a range of PC software options for configuration and control of MIRICLE.
XTi Technology® - Shutterless Option Thermoteknix patent pending XTi Technology® cameras operate without the use of a mechanical shutter or TEC. They have no moving parts, are smaller, lighter, silent and more robust. XTi enabled cameras are never blind and deliver continuous live video without the interruptions inherent with shuttered cameras. XTi technology can be packaged into the conventional KS waterproof or ultra light-weight XTi housings.
Introducing MIRICLE MicroCAM Ultra Low Power Shutterless Infrared Thermal Imaging Thermoteknix' thermal imaging MicroCAM is the best in its class with the smallest size, weight and power consumption, outperforming its nearest rival by more than 400 miliwatts! Unlike competitive products which freeze the image at regular intervals for calibration, MicroCAM is a solid state digital infrared camera with no mechanical shutter to interrupt imaging or cause maintenance or mechanical failure... For ultra low power consumption, size and weight critical applications such as unattended ground sensors, UAV's, sight systems and handheld devices, MIRICLE MicroCAM leads the field...
MicroCAM is ideal for portable and power critical/battery powered applications for more compact and lightweight products. MICROCAM low power thermal imagerUltra Lightweight Compact electronics and detector packaging dramatically reduces MicroCAM’s footprint and weight. At just 26g (excluding lens), MIRICLE MicroCAM is the lightest uncooled thermal imaging core currently available in serial production. Low cost With less component parts and no mechanical shutter assembly the MIRICLE MicroCAM was specifically designed for large scale production. Volume prices for MicroCAM open up new markets for thermal imaging devices.
http://www.infraredimaging.co.uk/ UAV applications thermal data
ULIS’ 17µm LWIR detector chosen by Thermoteknix for portable thermal imaging equipment
Sofradir subsidiary ULIS of Veurey-Voroize, Grenoble, France, which makes uncooled infrared sensors based on amorphous silicon technology for low-cost IR cameras in industrial, professional, and security applications, says that Thermoteknix Systems Ltd of Cambridge, UK has selected its PICO640 17µm longwave infrared (LWIR) detector for performance-driven thermal imaging equipment where size, weight, power consumption and range are critical.
dy inst Edit
BMW 7 series Edit
BMW was the first automaker to have night vision with pedestrian recognition in the 2009 BMW 7 Series, figuring that a large proportion of fatal pedestrian accidents happen at night.
Thermal imaging cameras Edit
URl of this page: http://bit.ly/B7v3i. http://www.nightdrivingsystems.com Place a thermal imaging camera in the nose of a vehicle and patrol the streets looking for people with concealed weapons. Distance is 500m in the dark. Their 9hz version has been approved for export to South Africa. Motorbike riders fits a http://www.gizmag.com/snx/link.php?M=38129&N=590&L=10570 or http://www.nightdrivingsystems.com head visor VideoGoggles which costs $1000 to drive in the dark. Use the same head mounted display to look for assailants hiding in the bush or fit it to an UnmannedAerialVehicles
The price is $4000. See http://www.ir.com.tw/cvs/Products/cvs_product_PathFindIR.htm for the model used in the HUD display of BMW. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3uaTyNWcBI&mode=related&search=
Flir driving camera Edit
FLIR'S BEST THERMAL IMAGING DRIVING SYSTEM PathFindIR TOP OF THE LINE-30hz CAMERA/CABLE/MOUNT-LOWEST PRICE $$
Night driving Edit
* http://www.nightvisionexperts.com/ * http://www.barnardmicrosystems.com/L4E_thermal_imaging.htm Smallest pathfinder FLIR camera
Lexus thermal imaging Edit
Taiwan uncooled security thermal imaging cams used in CARS like LEXUS
* http://www.motoring.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=751&fArticleId=3121960 SA BMW system * http://www.erso.itri.org.tw/En/research_3.asp?tree_idx=0300 * http://www.itri.org.tw/eng/business/bus-contact.jsp * http://www.ir.com.tw * http://www.fermionics.com/8x8.htm Thermal camera * http://ipi-infrared.com.au/product-support/infrared-videos#65y13ssKfT4
SA distributor Edit
Australia OEM integration Edit
Thermal security services Edit
http://www.easyuav.com SA site that will fly thermally equipped quad at night for a fee to community, SAPS etc.
- http://www.aas2.com/ Uses Blackfin DSP see Mpeg4Compression
- http://www.nvt.com.au/ from http://www.securitysolutionsmagazine.com/P&S.html
DIY hacks Edit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwM0EBNGo2o&NR=1&feature=endscreen Night vision spy scope. Attaches a 3inch lcd view finder to the screen on the back of a sony digital camera.