FLIR Techniques Proclaims Hadron, Business’s First Thermal and Seen Sensor Module for Drone, Robotic, and Imaging Producers – Drones Information
Hadron is lightweight, compact and energy efficient, and offers commercial and defense OEMs ready-to-use integration for faster time to market
ARLINGTON, Va., July 2020 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced FLIR Hadron ™, the industry’s first dual sensor module for manufacturers of Original Drone, Robot and Imaging Devices (OEMs). The lightweight, energy-saving and compact form factor was developed to reduce development costs and reduce time to market. It includes a visible 12-megapixel camera in combination with the FLIR Boson® 320 × 240 resolution thermal camera with a frame rate of up to 60 Hertz.
“With the introduction of Hadron, FLIR Systems is leading the way in providing cost-effective dual sensor integration in a variety of industries, from commercial drones to industrial imaging systems,” said Paul Clayton, General Manager, Components Business at FLIR. “Although our customers of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are the first to have Hadron on the market, all OEM customers can use this product to increase performance through ready-to-use functions and simplified integration.”
Hadron development with Vantage Robotics and Teal Drones
As part of the Hadron development process, FLIR worked closely with drone manufacturers Vantage Robotics and Teal Drones to perfect the module for use on light drones
Vantage Robotics has integrated Hadron into its micro-gimbal platform with its proprietary stabilization technology and offers an OEM solution with two sensors for existing UAS airframes and possibly other robot platforms.
“Hadron is by far the lightest and smallest combined visible heat sensor that has ever been commercially available,” said Tobin Fisher, CEO of Vantage Robotics. “Every gram is important for an aircraft you are trying to exceed the limit of flight performance. The ability to get these sensor functions in such a small package makes a huge difference.”
Teal has also integrated Hadron into its 1kg Golden Eagle UAS platform, taking advantage of the module’s compact size to create a light yet dynamic payload that extends battery life and maximizes flight time on a small airframe.
“With Hadron, we can accelerate the development and time to market for small airframes with thermal and visual sensors,” said George Matus, CEO and founder of Teal Drones. “The high quality, low weight and compact size enable rapid integration to quickly develop prototypes.”
The FLIR Hadron is now available worldwide on FLIR.com and via FLIR
authorized dealers. For more information, go to www.flir.com/hadron/.