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Infrared camera

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by PjBrown58, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. PjBrown58

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    I have a P3A and am interested in obtaining an infrared camera for it. Does anyone know of something that works or what the possibilities are? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. flpholt

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    wait till march 1st maybe dji will have one coming out
     
  3. rene van der meer

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    PjBrown58.
    The P3 uses a CMOS (Sony Exmor) sensor. All CMOS sensors are IR sensitive. Also in mobiles, tablets, etc.
    In the picture you can see the IR LED from a remote.

    They contain a IR filter to block the IR. You could modify a camera by removing it, but you might need to modify the optics as well (focal length changes). I have done that in the past with other sensors.
    Then you also need some strong IR LEDS.

    Even nicer would be a heat sensitive sensor (bolometer). These become rapidly cheaper and don't need IR LEDs. You can buy a flirone for a few hundred $.
    It would be nice to have a drone with night vision, but flying at night is not allowed.
     
  4. flpholt

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    why is flying at night not allowed
     
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  5. PjBrown58

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    Thanks for the information.

    Regarding "not allowed", is there a regulation or rule about that?

    Also, I am trying to set this up for Fire Department use in search and rescue.
     
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  6. rene van der meer

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    Here in the Netherlands we are only allowed to fly when the drone is visible with the naked eye (LOS) and during day light. I am not sure about other countries.