Earlier this yr the Roswell Test Flight Crew interviewed CEO Andy Teich of FLIR (pronounced Fleer) on the Black Hornet and thermal imaging for drones. The Black Hornet is manufactured by Prox Dynamics a agency that FLIR acquired late final yr. The drone, designed for navy functions, is presently the world’s smallest (about the size of a pencil) and lightest unmanned aerial system at lower than ounce About the size of a pencil. It can fly as much as 25 minutes in shut quarters quietly and as much as 25 MPH for distances as much as a mile. It makes use of a single primary rotor, versus the extra frequent quad-copter design. The Black Hornet is nearly undetectable from 15 ft away.
The Black Hornet is FLIR’s is a primary for FLIR, an organization that dominates the thermal imaging market. They have designed and manufactured quite a lot of thermal imaging cameras (the Vue collection of thermal cameras and the DJI Zenmuse XT ) however that is their first proprietary product.
Here is the interview with Mr. Teich, courtesy of the Roswell Flight Test Crew.