Icaros and TeAx Announce An Integrated Drone Mapping Solution for Radiometric ThermalCapture (FLIR core) Sensors

FAIRFAX, Virginia, USA / WILNSDORF, Germany, 26 July 2017

Icaros Inc., a leading provider of aerial imaging software, is pleased to announce that version 5.1 of OneButton™ Standard and Professional image processing software for unmanned aerial systems (drones) contains advanced algorithms to process Thermal IR images from Radiometric microbolometer sensors.

Icaros’ OneButton family for drone image processing, lets end users easily and automatically generate geospatially precise, fully orthorectified 2D maps and 3D models from frame-based aerial imaging systems. Originally engineered for manned aircraft sensors, the OneButton software has been modified to accommodate the unique collection conditions of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). OneButton 5.1 enables users to use define Radiometric parameters to precisely post-process ThermalCapture RAW readings into precise temperature maps (i.e., an accurately corrected thermal Orthomosaic).

A winning team:
Icaros and TeAx Technology

OneButton radiometric post-processing of FLIR Core-TeAx ThermalCapture sensor data includes the ability to adjust the following parameters:

  • Emissivity
  • Atmospheric transmission and Temperature
  • Background temperature, and
  • Temperature Shift

These features enable TeAx ThermalCapture users to process imagery into high-fidelity thermal orthomosaics – which are crucial for professional industrial applications like Precision Agriculture, Heat Loss Detection, and Solar Panel Monitoring.

When it comes to professional thermal mapping within the global commercial drone industry, one of the biggest challenges is to keep the radiometric information throughout whole image collection, processing and mapping process”, explains Stefan Thamke, CEO of TeAx Technology.

Icaros and TeAx Technology formed a close international alliance, each bringing enormous knowledge and experience in their own field of expertise, and then worked passionately together to create a one-of-a-kind, professional, state-of-the-art, automated thermal mapping solution for the global commercial drone industry.  I am not aware of any other solution on the market that is able to provide full radiometric 2D or 3D maps where all radiometric parameters can still be adapted”, Thamke says.

BETA-tester impressed with the new version of OneButton 5.1

We provide farms with Thermal IR and Multispectral surveys using multi-copters. OneButton is a great product, and the new features in OneButton 5.1 enable us to provide the most precise Orthomosiaic on the market with limited effort” said Benjamin Ben-Zion, CEO, Agricam

A new standard defined for thermal mapping with drone technology 

We have utilized our vast experience in large scale thermal mapping projects to produce the best and most complete photogrammetric software for thermal imagery on the market today”, said Tom Bosanko, CEO at Icaros.

ThermalCapture solutions
compatible with OneButton 5.1

ThermalCapture 2.0 640 
Stores full 14 bit raw radiometric data to a microSD card from FLIR Tau 2 cores.

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ThermalCapture Fusion 
Stores full 14 bit raw radiometric thermal data + RGB data completely aligned to only one file to a microSD card.

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