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UAV/Drone thermal imaging camera for gas detection – Workswell GIS-320

Thermal imaging camera for gas detection

Under certain circumstances, infra-red cameras are highly suitable for detecting gas escapes and the presence of gas in the air. They can be also helpful during tests on improving environmental safety. A thermal camera can detect greenhouse gases in the air, as well as gas leaks, which are hazardous to the environment and can threaten human health.

Not every thermal imaging camera is able to detect gases. That feature is avaible only for MWIR (midle wave infra red, ie. 2 to 5 micrometers) cameras with very high sensitivity. For that aplication, it is not possible to use standard LWIR (long wave infrared, ie 8 to 14 micrometers) thermal cameras like Workswell WIRIS or FLIR TAU 2. And this is why we are using for Workswell GIS 320 cooled MWIR sensor - InSb type.

Workswell GIS 320

The Workswell GIS 320 (gas imaging system) thermal camera is the ideal solution for the unmanned air vehicles (drones/UAV systems) localization and detection of leaks of hazardous gases the option of standard communication with the environment through a CAN bus or PWM inputs. Of course, the thermal camera can record measured data, including GPS coordinates and the on-line HDMI transfer of the image to the side of the pilot.

Detected gases

Benzene, Ethanol, Ethylbenzene, Heptane, Hexane, Isoprene, Methanol, MEK, MIBK, Octane, Pentane, 1-Pentane, Toluene, Xylene, Butane, Ethane, Methane, Propane, Ethylene, Propylene plus hundreds of other hydrocarbons, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and much more (ask for more detauls).

Price

Price of that thermal imaging camera start about 60 000 EUR. End price depend on configuration.

More informations

More informations are avaible online: https://www.workswell-thermal-camera.com/gis-gas-imaging-system-for-drones/

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UAV/Drone thermal imaging camera for gas detection – Workswell GIS-320

Thermal imaging camera for gas detection

Under certain circumstances, infra-red cameras are highly suitable for detecting gas escapes and the presence of gas in the air. They can be also helpful during tests on improving environmental safety. A thermal camera can detect greenhouse gases in the air, as well as gas leaks, which are hazardous to the environment and can threaten human health.

Not every thermal imaging camera is able to detect gases. That feature is avaible only for MWIR (midle wave infra red, ie. 2 to 5 micrometers) cameras with very high sensitivity. For that aplication, it is not possible to use standard LWIR (long wave infrared, ie 8 to 14 micrometers) thermal cameras like Workswell WIRIS or FLIR TAU 2. And this is why we are using for Workswell GIS 320 cooled MWIR sensor - InSb type.

Workswell GIS 320

The Workswell GIS 320 (gas imaging system) thermal camera is the ideal solution for the unmanned air vehicles (drones/UAV systems) localization and detection of leaks of hazardous gases the option of standard communication with the environment through a CAN bus or PWM inputs. Of course, the thermal camera can record measured data, including GPS coordinates and the on-line HDMI transfer of the image to the side of the pilot.

Detected gases

Benzene, Ethanol, Ethylbenzene, Heptane, Hexane, Isoprene, Methanol, MEK, MIBK, Octane, Pentane, 1-Pentane, Toluene, Xylene, Butane, Ethane, Methane, Propane, Ethylene, Propylene plus hundreds of other hydrocarbons, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and much more (ask for more detauls).

Price

Price of that thermal imaging camera start about 60 000 EUR. End price depend on configuration.

More informations

More informations are avaible online: https://www.workswell-thermal-camera.com/gis-gas-imaging-system-for-drones/

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Using Intel Aero with UgCS

Intel Aero is a cool little drone for developers that can be configured for various tasks and applications.

Due to it's versatility it's also possible to use it with UgCS. In this guide we will explain how.

1. Install latest firmware on vehicle. We did our tests on version 1.6.1. Prepare vehicle to flight according vehicle manual and make some flights in manual mode with RC to make sure everything works ok.

2. Install UgCS with "Support PX4 Vehicles" option selected.

3. We will connect UgCS to vehicle via WiFi AP provided by Aero. So first of all we need to connect our computer to Aero WiFi.  Next, go to vsm-px4.conf file in your UgCS configuration folder and change udp_in local port setting to 14550. 14550 - is the port where IA broadcasts heartbeats and telemetry.

# UDP ports which will listen for incoming mavlink messages.
connection.udp_in.1.local_port = 14550

After config changing (re)start UgCS. You should see your Intel Aero as a common PX4 vehicle.



You can now create\upload routes to Intel Aero and use it as common PX4 vehicle in UgCS.

Video setup

Firmware version 1.6.1 provides video streaming capabilities with Camera Streaming Daemon (CSD) which is automatically started on board of IA.

So IA has 5 video streams which we can try to display with help of UgCS Video Service. To do this you should add the following lines to vstreamer.conf:

vstreamer.inputstream.0=IA-RGB;rtsp://192.168.8.1:8554/video13;60;
vstreamer.inputstream.1=IA-DEPTH;rtsp://192.168.8.1:8554/rsdepth;60;
vstreamer.inputstream.2=IA-IR1;rtsp://192.168.8.1:8554/rsir;60;
vstreamer.inputstream.3=IA-IR2;rtsp://192.168.8.1:8554/rsir2;60;
vstreamer.inputstream.4=IA-BOTTOM;rtsp://192.168.8.1:8554/bottom;60;

If you have any further questions about connecting Intel Aero to UgCS, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Get the newest version of UgCS from our site here: http://www.ugcs.com

Safe flights,
UgCS Team

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Using Intel Aero with UgCS

Intel Aero is a cool little drone for developers that can be configured for various tasks and applications.

Due to it's versatility it's also possible to use it with UgCS. In this guide we will explain how.

1. Install latest firmware on vehicle. We did our tests on version 1.6.1. Prepare vehicle to flight according vehicle manual and make some flights in manual mode with RC to make sure everything works ok.

2. Install UgCS with "Support PX4 Vehicles" option selected.

3. We will connect UgCS to vehicle via WiFi AP provided by Aero. So first of all we need to connect our computer to Aero WiFi.  Next, go to vsm-px4.conf file in your UgCS configuration folder and change udp_in local port setting to 14550. 14550 - is the port where IA broadcasts heartbeats and telemetry.

# UDP ports which will listen for incoming mavlink messages.
connection.udp_in.1.local_port = 14550

After config changing (re)start UgCS. You should see your Intel Aero as a common PX4 vehicle.



You can now create\upload routes to Intel Aero and use it as common PX4 vehicle in UgCS.

Video setup

Firmware version 1.6.1 provides video streaming capabilities with Camera Streaming Daemon (CSD) which is automatically started on board of IA.

So IA has 5 video streams which we can try to display with help of UgCS Video Service. To do this you should add the following lines to vstreamer.conf:

vstreamer.inputstream.0=IA-RGB;rtsp://192.168.8.1:8554/video13;60;
vstreamer.inputstream.1=IA-DEPTH;rtsp://192.168.8.1:8554/rsdepth;60;
vstreamer.inputstream.2=IA-IR1;rtsp://192.168.8.1:8554/rsir;60;
vstreamer.inputstream.3=IA-IR2;rtsp://192.168.8.1:8554/rsir2;60;
vstreamer.inputstream.4=IA-BOTTOM;rtsp://192.168.8.1:8554/bottom;60;

If you have any further questions about connecting Intel Aero to UgCS, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Get the newest version of UgCS from our site here: http://www.ugcs.com

Safe flights,
UgCS Team

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DX80 flashlight flight test on a drone

Hi,

This is the follow up video showing a test flight of the monster 32000 lumen flashlight mounted on a drone (and remote operated via an ESP8266 wifi DIY solution).

Fore those interested, check my previous build video about mounting the DX80 flashlight on a drone :  https://youtu.be/LlmbdMtpSWA

Cheers,

Hugues

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