Optris combines lightweight PC with IR camera for UAV development
optris PI LightWeight is a kit composed of a lightweight PC from the optris PI NetBox family and an optris PI400/PI450 infrared (IR) camera.
optris PI LightWeight is a kit composed of a lightweight PC from the optris PI NetBox family and an optris PI400/PI450 infrared (IR) camera, fitted with a 62° wide-angle lens. The total weight of 350 g enables the unit to be deployed in micro drones. The IR imaging system offers full radiometric IR inspection with 382 x 288 pixels at 12 msec per image. A 20-Hz video signal is generated during inspection flights and radio-transmitted to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operator. Radiometric imagery is also stored on an SDHC memory card at a frequency of 35 Hz. A GigE interface allows downloading the video from the PC after flight. optris PI Connect software records and analyzes data. An HD video camera is supported via an additional USB port.
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Making airborne surveys child's play
optris PI LightWeight is the first to permit radiometric recording of video imagery from the air
Optris GmbH's newest system optris PI LightWeight that just launched on the market has been specially developed for deployment in micro drones to measure temperatures from the air. For first time ever it is now possible to record and edit high-quality radiometric infrared videos. "There are a great many potential uses," says Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Kienitz, Optris GmbH's general manager. "PI LightWeight is uniquely suited for maintenance work and quality inspections of solar and wind power systems and also for thermographic surveys of buildings".
optris PI LightWeight is a kit composed of a light-weight PC from the optris PI NetBox family and an optris PI400 / PI450 infrared camera, ideally fitted with a 62° wide-angle lens. With a total weight of only 350 g the unit was designed specifically for deployment in micro drones. The system offers full radiometric infrared inspection with 382 x 288 pixels at 12 ms per image. A 20 Hz video signal is generated during inspection flights and radio-transmitted to the UAV operator. In parallel, radiometric imagery is stored on a SDHC memory card at a frequency of 35 Hz. A GigE interface is provided to download the video from the light-weight PC after the flight.
The package is rounded off by the versatile optris PI Connect software for data recording and analysis. Connection of a HD video camera is supported via an additional USB port.
About Optris GmbH
Optris GmbH is a leading manufacturer of non-contact measuring equipment. Optris is developing and producing both portable and fixed infrared thermometers for industrial applications as well as online infrared cameras for real-time thermography analysis. Highest quality standards and a Germany-based production are essential of Optris's corporate policy.
Optris GmbH | Ferdinand-Buisson-Str. 14 | 13127 Berlin
For more information related to this product (including a demo video) visit: www.optris.com/pi-lightweight