Thermal imaging system for drones

Basic parameters

UAV thermal imaging system is high-end and unique wireless thermal imaging solution with two cameras and storage for unmanned aerial vehicles, quadrocopters or drones. This lightweight system offers a maximum resolution of 640 x 512 pixels and a temperature sensitivity of 0.05 °C which ranks to the best on the market. You can record continuous video, take images and save data to storage for later analysis.

Some advantages of UAV thermal imaging system

  • see in a day or night, even in complete darkness
  • radimetrics data recording
  • see through the fog, thick smoke and partly through the vegetation
  • all the data are sent wirelessly to the operator’s controller
  • one touch UAV thermal imaging system for saving all images at the same time

The aim of the whole UAV thermal imaging system is the simple transfer, storage and processing of radiometric (temperature) data directly from a UAV (drone) and displaying the data on the screen of the remote control in real time. The UAV thermal imaging system offers three picture modes that can be set by the operator using the keyboard prior to take off. During the flight, the operator can switch between the modes using the UAV remote control.

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Gas Leak Detection

Many industries involve the usage or disposal of gases as part of their daily operations. Gas leaks from process and transport systems are a common problem that cause health, safety, and environmental issues, as such they are under the continuous enforcement of government regulators. Finding and repairing leaks quickly and effectively can provide major economic value by allowing you to avoid regulatory fines and reduce product loss.

Optical gas imaging (OGI), is an innovative thermal imaging technology that is now recognized by regulators as the best system for emissions reduction. Gas leaks camera, our line of innovative OGI cameras, was specifically designed for detecting gas leaks in the harsh conditions of the oil & gas industry. It is also the only gas leaks camera that is certified for ATEX zone 2 and UL class I Div II, hazardous environments.

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Infrared Gas Camera

Infrared Gas Camera is the only Infrared Camera specially designed for the Petrochemical, Gas & Oil market requirements for gas detection and Smart LDAR compliance. Simplifying and broadening opportunities for use inside the facility limits without the need of a hot work permit allowing video and audio recording while maintaining intrinsic safety.

The Infrared Gas Camera allows the inspection of vast areas in a plant with an automated and simple user interface, visualizing the infrared image on a large color LCD. Build-In DVR (Digital Video Recording) allows video and audio recording for up to 6 continuous hours.

Gas leak detection equipment is vital to keeping your employees, environment and product safe. Infrared Gas Camera saves time in the search for fugitive gas leaks and provides confidence that equipment is free from leaks of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOC) and other gases…

  • Industry Specific Design – EyeCGas was designed specifically for the harsh environments of the Oil and Gas industry; the camera is extremely rugged, robust, and is sealed for severe outdoor industrial conditions. EyeCGas was certified to meet IEC standards for temperature, humidity, vibration, and dust and water intrusion.
  • The Infrared Gas Camera is the only camera certified for use in Class I Div 2 hazardous environments.
  • Enhanced image processing algorithms to enable the detection and localization of the smallest gas leaks.
  • Real time video recording with audio narration for improved debriefing and off line analysis.
  • Safety – Detect safety risks by providing a clear visual of methane and other volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
  • Environment – Quickly and clearly detect invisible fugitive gas emissions that are harmful to the environment.
  • Operational Efficiency – Scanning for multiple elements simultaneously reduces the cost for leak detection and minimizes product loss for improved ROI.
  • Glare Shield – For use in bright light conditions and allowing both eyes observation with a magnification of almost X3, to find more efficiently the leaks.

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UV Camera Targets Corona Detection in Electrical Transmission & Distribution

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New Model UV camera detects partial discharge conditions and offers longer battery life with a larger display.

We have introduced a UV camera designed to facilitate the detection of ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted from dielectric breakdown in electrical distribution wiring, transformers, and switchgear. The Ultraviolet Corona Camera features:

  • The ability to “see” power being delivered over transmission or distribution lines — it takes video that detects and records potentially harmful coronas.
  • High sensitivity to UV radiation over a spectral range of 240 to 280 nm.
  • A built-in GPS to accurately locate and record corona-emitting sources.
  • The ability to operate in full sunlight without degradation.
  • A 5.7” color, LCD touchscreen with 26X optical and 12X digital zoom with dual image technology that can display both visible and UV images simultaneously. Audio input and the ability to upload recorded information via an SD card or video cable directly to a PC.
  • PC software provided to facilitate creation of reports.
  • A rugged carrying case.

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Infrared Core Solutions for Unmanned Systems

We are the world leader in the design and manufacture of infrared core solutions for small unmanned systems. We supply more thermal imagers for unmanned platforms than any other company in the world.

Uncooled Camera

Our Uncooled Camera is the smallest and lightest fully-integrated uncooled 20171023camera in existence. It’s designed for infrared core applications that require minimum volume and weight, it is rated for extreme shock and operating temperature environments.

Our several lens options are available. Key features include 17-micron VOx FPA pixels for superior image detail, 640 x 512 or 336 x 256 resolution options, ultra-small volume and mass, and an industry-leading shock rating.

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Infrared Cameras for Agriculture & Farming

The debate over the use of UAV/UAS drones in America has been a hot topic for some time now with folks being concerned about privacy issues. (The Federal Aviation Administration has banned all commercial use of UAV drones, but now there is a directive in place to have a plan to legalize commercial drone use by 2015). Now, it seems as though more practical uses for drones may be taking them off the “no fly” list. The FAA recently relaxed it’s ban over unmanned aerial vehicles for agricultural use in New York, granting an exemption and allowing crop researchers to begin using infrared cameras for agriculture mounted on drones to begin monitoring the farmland remotely.

Bill Verbeten and Mike Stanyard, both crop specialists at CCE (Cornell Cooperative Extension), have recently been approved as the fifth test group by the FAA to start using a UAV drones equipped with with infrared cameras for agriculture to remotely monitor crops in Genesee County, New York. Verbeten, who is with Niagara County CCE and is part of the Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team said in an interview with Finger Lakes Times, “At the end of the day, we hope to learn if we can replace some of our tasks that take a lot of time on the ground. Counting the corn population would be an example. That’s something that takes a consultant a month to learn in the field.”

Both Verbeten and Stanyard had to take a series of written tests and physical examinations in order to qualify for the exemption to start using the drones with infrared cameras for agriculture, and Verbeten will be the one at the helm flying the drone that will primarily be used to monitor corn, alfalfa and soybean fields. “Even though it’s an unmanned craft, we had to have physicals just like a private pilot would,” Verbeten said. “We also need to know rules of the air through the FAA. Basically, these things fly themselves … but you need to know if there is a hazard to deal with, and you need to know something about flying and aviation.”

According to Verbeten, there is already a number of farmers who volunteered their land for the drone fly-overs. However, when they do plan to do their test surveys there are protocols that first need to be followed. For one, they have to contact the farmer. Secondly, they must contact air traffic control in the area. “We can’t just show up and start flying. There’s a lot of stuff ahead of time that needs to be done. If a farmer may be spraying his field or running a tractor, we can’t be there flying.”

The drones will be surveying for a number of issues, including seeing if plants are green enough, if they are unhealthy/damaged, where they need fertilizer or water, or if there are any harmful insects infesting them. Some folks are even in the mindset that using drones to monitor crops will even lead to decreasing the amount of chemicals sprayed on crops because of the overall bigger picture drones with infrared cameras for agriculture can provide, which will be better for all of us. Verbeten and Stanyard hope that by conducting this study it will help farmers to save thousands in costs, including man hours. “We’ve been working with satellite imagery since the 1990s, but this will give us a much better look,” he said. “There are a lot of people really excited about this. Sometimes, New York state has a reputation for being behind the curve in agriculture, so this can give New York farmers a sense of pride.”

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Commercial Security Corona Camera Systems

Quality security systems are important for anyone wanting to protect their assets whether it be personal or business. We offer Commercial Security Corona Camera Systems, that will do just that.

There are many different types of security systems for the home or business and we carry many of them. The most important thing is to find a system that is going to cover specific needs. Some handle just audio and video, others just video, there are some that are just burglar alarms, to alert to an intruder in the unwanted area. Security systems have come a long way from what they were as now there is also Computer and Mobile monitoring as well.

Commercial Security Systems allow for safety of office equipment, supplies, staff and more. Keeping the office atmosphere safe and secure is very crucial to a business’s day to day actions in real time. Employees that feel safe and secure at work will show up to work more often, they will be less inclined to file false insurance claims, and an alarm system will help protect against loss from theft.

Keeping a property safe and secure is important in order to provide protection not only for our belongings, goods, surroundings, as well as the people we love and work with. One way this can be done safely is by installing Security Corona Camera Systems in the home or office.

Regardless of why our customer needs a security system it is vital that they receive one that will be tailored to their needs. Otherwise, thieves may be able to use blind spots to get in and remove valuable items from the property, and more.

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Night Vision vs Thermal Imaging: What You Need to Know

Night vision and thermal imaging are very different technologies. Let’s explore both:

Night Vision

Night Vision devices take in small amounts of visible light, amplify it greatly, and project that on a display to provide the user with a clearer picture in low light situations. Night vision devices need some type of light in order to work. This light can be as subtle as moonlight or as expansive as an infrared lamp. If there is absolutely no light, your night vision device will be useless.

Night vision devices often offer greater image clarity than thermal devices. However they still have the same challenges that the human eye faces. For example, if objects are camouflaged, they will not be any easier to see with night vision. This is a situation where thermal imaging would be a good device to use. The thermal devices will be able to detect camouflaged objects just fine. Another challenge is that night vision will not work in daylight or in lighted rooms. Night vision devices are also not able to see through obscurants in the air such as fog, dust or sand.

Thermal Imaging

Thermal technology operates differently than night vision. It does not aggregate light. Instead thermal imaging operates off of heat and captures the “heat” that is emitted by all objects, including people and animals. Everything gives off thermal energy/heat, even ice. The hotter an object is, the more thermal energy is emitted. The emitted thermal energy from an object is called a “heat signature”. The thermal imaging devices detect the temperature differences of objects and translate them into image detail.

Everything we encounter in our day-to-day lives gives off thermal energy, even ice. The hotter something is the more thermal energy it emits. This emitted thermal energy is called a “heat signature.” When two objects next to one another have even subtly different heat signatures, they show up quite clearly to a FLIR regardless of lighting conditions.

Unlike night vision, thermal imaging works in both day and night, in light or in complete darkness. It also allows you to see through obscurants such as fog, dust, smoke or sand.

Thermal imaging devices also have the ability to track residual heat (warm spot left behind). For example, the device will be able to see handprints or footprints that are left behind from a person or animal.

In conclusion, thermal imaging detects the thermal or infrared energy emitted by various objects and turns that into an image. Night vision operates very similar to the human eye, and requires much less light to function.

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Raytheon Thermal Weapon Sight

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The Raytheon uncooled thermal weapon sight enhances mission performance by helping to spot personnel and equipment at greater ranges, adding a critical margin to survivability and lethality. The thermal weapon sight gives the war fighter the ability to shoot equally well both day and night, and is combat proven by U.S. and allied armed forces. The uses Raytheon’s long-wave uncooled infrared technology to sense differences in heat emitted by objects in its field of view. It separates people and other objects from cluttered backgrounds and foliage, in either full daylight or the darkest night – even when there is absolutely no light.

Benefits:

Detect objects through battlefield obscurants and adverse weather situations. No visible light is required for operation, allowing 24-hour applications. Undetectable, no illuminators or IR lights needed Combat proven by U.S. and allied armed forces. Use as a hand-held imager or rifle-mounted sight. Compatible with a broad range of weapons.

The uncooled thermal weapon sight’s thermal imaging also cuts through dust, smoke, fog, haze, and other battlefield obscurants. Its use cannot be detected as it emits no visible light or RF energy and operates without the use of illuminators or IR lights. Because it senses only heat and not light, it will not shut down or “bloom” when hit by direct light. The W1000’s compact, lightweight (under 1.7 kg) design allows it to be used effectively as a rifle-mounted sight or as a handheld imager. The thermal weapon sight features an RS-170 or NTSC VCR video format output for external displays. Power can be supplied by military or commercial batteries, or through an optional external AC or DC power converter. The thermal weapon sight is compatible with a broad range of weapons, including the M16, M4, AR-15, Dragunov, and others.

Operational Specifications:

  • Reliability High, no scanner or cooling motor
  • Operating Temp. -32 C to +49C
  • Storage Temp. -46C to +71C
  • Moisture 1 M of water
  • Mechanical Shock Full automatic weapons
  • Turn-on time less than 60 sec
  • Image polarity White or black hot
  • Maintenance Surface cleaning
  • Battery life 8 hrs lithium ion rechargeable BB-28474 hrs commercial “AA” (ten)
  • Mounting Picatinny 1913 rail grabber
  • Video Output NTSC
  • IR Detector 320 x 240 BST IR FPA8-12 um Uncooled ferroelectric

Performance Specifications

  • P/N
  • Detection Range Man: 1.0 Km
  • Vehicle: 2.4 Km
  • FOV 9 deg horizontal
  • 6.75 deg vertical
  • Dimensions L x W x H 14.1 x 4.3 x 4.7 inches
  • Weight with batteries 3.7 lbs

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Military Thermal binocular camera with Rangefinder and GPS​

The Thermal Binocular Camera is a multi-purpose hand-held infrared reconnaissance system, which uses a variety of advanced sensors, processing circuits and optical components to compose.

It can get the precise coordinates and direction of the targets in day and night with thermal imager or day sight Camera. With advanced 640*512 long wave un-cooled detector, the system can offer high-quality high-resolution infrared images.

In the full night, haze days and fireworks, the target can be searched and detected at all. Optional high-performance low-light CCD visible detector can be used independently with the infrared detectors, so that help users discover and compare hidden goals. Thermal Binocular Camera also integrate long distance laser ranging, GPS and digital electronic compass to help users locate geographic information such as location and target coordinates, so as to quickly identify and dispose goals. Meanwhile using the advanced image compression algorithm to record images, helping users to synchronically sampling evidence.

Thermal Binocular Camera has a professional function and easy to control, to meet the different needs of users. Can significantly reduce the the number and weight of users to carry reconnaissance equipment, and improve capacity of dealing with a variety of information data, in time, as well as shorten the response time. The system has waterproof and dustproof performance, compact, light weight, durable, shock and anti-interference, can be used in a climatic environment.

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