Teledyne FLIR Unveils Industrial Inspection & Public Safety Drone

Teledyne FLIR’s SIRAS drone pairs a radiometric thermal and visible camera payload featuring MSX with a flexible and easy-to-operate airframe By Phoebe Grinter / 07 Sep 2022
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Teledyne FLIR has launched a new professional drone that includes a quick-connect dual radiometric thermal and visible camera payload. Engineered for data security, performance, and affordability, SIRAS is optimized for industrial and utility inspection, public safety, firefighting, and search and rescue missions. 

The IP-54-rated aircraft features a 31-minute flight time, radar-based front collision avoidance, and backpack portability, so professional Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) pilots can fly safely when and where the mission demands. 

Other features include:

  • A Vue TV128 payload that features a quick-connect gimbal, which provides imagery compatible with FLIR Thermal Studio and leading third-party photogrammetry applications
  • An 16MP visible camera that can zoom 128x to pinpoint details
  • An integrated 640×512 pixel, radiometric Boson that provides impressive thermal imagery, 5x digital zoom, and temperature-measurement of every pixel in the scene

With a startup time of one minute, pilots can view a scene quickly and maintain control via a dual-band radio (2.4/5.8 GHz) connection, while hot swappable batteries ensure efficient operation. To improve data security, SIRAS stores imagery on an onboard SD card and does not include cloud connection capability. Furthermore, pilots are not required to create an online profile, increasing ease of use and reducing potential unintended online data access.   

The SIRAS aircraft was designed in collaboration with and is manufactured by Coretronic Intelligent Robotics Corporation (CIRC), a subsidiary of Coretronic Group. Final payload integration and quality control are completed in the USA.   

“Designed to provide pilots with flexibility to get the job done, SIRAS delivers a geofence-free flight experience with thermal and visible imaging capabilities at $9,695 USD,” said, Mike Walters, vice president, product management, Teledyne FLIR. “SIRAS is the only enterprise drone to currently incorporate the patented MSX technology, which overlays the edge detail from the visible camera on the thermal image to provide critical information in real time.”   

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