Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging

Equipped with the latest thermal imaging technology, AIR6 flying robots provide decisive input for specific tasks.

With an aerial infrared camera (IR), you can quickly inspect solar installations, e.g. on an industrial roof (here at the solar energy company Kioto in Carinthia, Austria). In our example, an IR-analysis turned up defects in solar collectors, which needed to be exchanged. The IR camera also identified air ducts that were showing increased heat loss due to poor sealing. In both of these cases, the maintenance team was able to target the problems quickly and resolve them.


Diagnostics of photo voltaic panels

Aerial thermal imaging systems can be uniquely recommended for any inspection of FVE systems after assembly but before collection from the supplier, as well as during regular inspections that ensure that the user has maximum efficiency for gathering energy and minimum costs for repairs. The speed of the thermal camera inspection compared with a common inspection is several times higher, as well as is its reliability. This measuring method is also the cheapest method of identifying defects on panels. Today, thermograms are a standard feature in claim reports and are accepted by companies as proof when reporting defects.

 

  


drone with thermal imaging camera

The AIR6 inspecting a business roof

HOW DOES IT LOOK UP THERE?

With a thermal imaging camera, the AIR6 drone can quickly check whether your business is throwing money away on heat loss, and verify that every solar cell on your roof is functioning properly.

Since it’s possible to change cameras on an AIR6, you can use a thermal imaging camera to gather information about the seal of a roof. If, for example, heat is escaping unnoticed through a skylight, the thermal imaging camera will detect it. For larger factories, repairing a leaky roof would cost more than using a flying robot. And dysfunctional solar cells are just as easily identified.


SAR Search & Rescue

A search and rescue scenario: Searching for a missing person after a car accident. The driver went into shock, causing her to wander aimlessly. It was night-time, and the temperature had already fallen below freezing. Quickly locating the driver could determine her fate. Our drone, fitted with a thermal imaging camera, was able to detect the missing woman in just a few minutes, so that a search team could be guided to her location.

SAR Search & Rescue

Search & Rescue with an AIR6 flying robot saves lives

When it comes to saving lives, every minute and every dollar count. To date, police usually must request a helicopter fitted with a thermal imaging camera --  often stationed far away.  A helicopter’s onboard camera recognizes people from a distance of about 200 meters, which means that the copter has to fly low, and search for a long time.   At about $3800 per hour, a police helicopter can very quickly eat up enormous amounts of money. This is where the AIR6 drone’s SAR capability shines: It can search a 10-acre forest at any hour of the day and display the search mission on the ground station’s live image preview, all at significantly less cost.

With the AIR6’s automatic flight mode, the mission doesn’t even necessarily need a pilot. Takeoff from and return to a specific departure point are programmable, so that a quick briefing is enough to prepare emergency personnel to use the aircraft in a search mission.


Coordinating emergency forces on site with drones

The AIR6 delivers live video to operation control (on one or more screens).

Fire Department Operation Control

Coordinating emergency forces on site

When it comes to saving lives, every minute and every dollar count. To date, police usually must request a helicopter fitted with a thermal imaging camera --  often stationed far away.  A helicopter’s onboard camera recognizes people from a distance of about 200 meters, which means that the copter has to fly low, and search for a long time.   At about $3800 per hour, a police helicopter can very quickly eat up enormous amounts of money. This is where the AIR6 drone’s SAR capability shines: It can search a 10-acre forest at any hour of the day and display the search mission on the ground station’s live image preview, all at significantly less cost.

With the AIR6’s automatic flight mode, the mission doesn’t even necessarily need a pilot. Takeoff from and return to a specific departure point are programmable, so that a quick briefing is enough to prepare emergency personnel to use the aircraft in a search mission.


Drone for Thermal Imaging

The All-rounder

The AIR6 is specifically designed to carry all kind of equipment: cameras, sensors, research instruments…

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Max. load: 
1.5 kg | 3.3 lbs
Max. total weight: 
5.5 kg | 12.1 lbs
Max. flight time: 
up to 30 minutes
Max. wind speed: 
50 km/h | 31.1 mph
Max. speed: 
75 km/h | 43.5 mph
Battery swap: 
change in 30 sec.

WIRIS 2nd Generation

Airborne Robotics is pleased to introduce you a brand
new thermal imaging system WIRIS 2nd Generation for
unmanned air systems (UAV) or drones. We pushed
the limits forward and created all- in-one system that
weighs approximately 400 g. It can have a resolution
up to 640 x 512 pixels with temperature sensitivity up
to 0.03°C and temperature range up to 1 500 °C. The
main goal of the system is a simple transfer,
storage and real-time analysis of radiometric
(temperature) data directly from UAV (drone) and
displays these data on an operator's controller in real
time. The system can...

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Flir Thermal Imaging Sensors

Infrared camera module

The uncooled infrared camera module FLIR Tau 640 displays at a high resolution of 640 x 512 pixels. With its compact design, the Tau 640 lends itself to easy installation and integration with the AIR6. The Tau series is used in many fields with a variety of different requirements.

  • Resolution: 640 x 512 pixels
  • Sensitivity: <50 mK at f/1.0
  • Thermal imager: Uncooled Vox Microbolometer
  • Spectral band: 7.5 – 13.5 µm
  • Operating voltage: 4.4 – 6 V DC
  • Weight: 2.8  – 16.8 oz. (depending on lens)

Infrared camera module

FLIR Tau 2 Uncooled Thermal Imaging Camera core


Airborne MFS

Completely pre-installed and ready for immediate use

Our Mission Flight System is delivered completely pre-installed and immediately ready for use. Plan your automated flights over pre-selected areas in just a few minutes, instead of steering your drone by hand.

  • Over 10 different GEO maps
  • Unlimited number of waypoints
  • Manually editable waypoints (altitude, speed, etc.)
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“MFS” Mission Flight System

“MFS” Mission Flight System


AIRBORNE Remote Control DC16

JETI DC16 Remote Control

The DC-16 features unbeatable precision, and satisfies the most demanding pilot.

Robust, developed for industrial use, adapted to our applications and pre-programmed, the pilot can concentrate on the flight and his work.

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RC Case

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