FLIR has developed its own professional dual payload aircraft SIRAS after years of supplying thermal camera technology to the world’s leading drone manufacturers, including DJI. This IP54-rated drone is gaining popularity because of its interchangeable payload systems during firefighting, law enforcement, inspections, and rescue missions. As a result, there is a strong emphasis on data security.
Moreover, SIRAS offers easily removable batteries, a straight 31-minute flight time, and geo-fencing with no considerable restrictions for professional UAV pilots, enabling them to fly safely as per the demands of the mission.
In addition to this, SIRAS stores the gathered data in an onboard micro SD card which enables protection of the data chain of custody. Due to its mission flexibility and compatibility with the leading photogrammetry software, SIRAS proves to be an integral part of getting any job done.
Teledyne FLIR has outfitted dependable, visible and thermal cameras and user-friendly drones with their world-class imaging solutions and features created to meet the security requirements of public safety and government agencies – all with service and support based in the United States.
Design for the User
According to Product Manager Kelly Brodbeck, SIRAS was designed with the end user in mind.
“We benefit from all of our contacts; we’re constantly talking to people and looking for commonalities in their areas of expertise: public safety, oil and gas, and industry.”
The decision not to use geofencing and to keep data on an SD card rather than a cloud connection were made in response to user feedback.
According to Ezra Merrill, Senior Director of Marketing, an SD card is a solution for customers concerned about where their data is going. “Everything was simplified,” he says. “The data is stored on an SD card in the drone.” That’s all.” Teledyne FLIR also does not require users to create an account before flying, allowing them to remain anonymous if they so desire.
It’s all about photography.
Teledyne FLIR is the world’s leading manufacturer of thermal cameras. The SIRAS payload provides the cutting-edge imaging capabilities that Teledyne FLIR customers have come to expect.
Attractive Price Point
SIRAS – payload included – costs $9,695. That’s a great price for a professional drone from the United States.
Enterprise UAS will be the solo master distributor, and all service and support will be handled by them – another important feature for industrial and public safety clients in the United States.
Coretronic Intelligent Robotics Corporation designed and manufactured the SIRAS aircraft in Taiwan. The final payload integration and quality control are being completed in the United States.
Teledyne paid $8 billion for FLIR in a large merger early in 2021. Since the acquisition, the new division has continued developing new products and expanding its drone-specific options portfolio.
What do you need to know about Teledyne FLIR’s new SIRAS drone?
- Thermal imaging is the focus of the SIRAS drone. It’s all mounted on a quick-connect gimbal, so you’ll need to do very little to get everything connected.
- Radiometric thermal cameras are used to determine the heat of a given surface by analyzing the intensity of the infrared signal received by the camera.
- This technology can be easily used for security and protection applications, such as guarding physical and virtual perimeters around power plants, petrochemical facilities, and substations, due to its strong ability to detect objects or people.
What are some of SIRAS’s intended use cases?
The mixture of visual aerial and thermal imagery will help firefighters better their spatial awareness in firefighting scenarios. Spot temperature checks can detect smouldering fires that aren’t visible to the naked eye, and thermal data can assist in locating those in need of rescue.
Rescue and Search
Thermal imagery can be extremely useful to aid rescue efforts workers, allowing a disoriented or lost person to be found in minutes rather than hours or, you can think, even days.