Aerial thermography with optris PI LightWeight

The newly developed optris PI LightWeight is a market innovation which allows for radiometric recordings of video imagery from the air. 

The combination of a miniature lightweight PC and a light version of the optris PI thermal imager weighs only 380 g. 

The PI LightWeight is therefore ideally suited for maintenance work and quality inspections of solar and wind power systems and also for thermographic surveys of buildings.​​

 

Important specifications

  • Full radiometric IR inspection with up to 640x480 pixels

  • GPS and GoPro support

  • Automatic transfer of flight videos (IR and GoPro) to USB flash drive

  • Weight: 380 g 
    (PI camera + Recording Box)

Specifications of LightWeight PC (Recording Box)

  • Power supply: 10-48 VDC

  • Power consumption: 6 W

  • Cooling: Active (integrated fan)

  • Operating temperature: 0 ... 50 °C

  • Relative humidity): 10-95%/ non-condensing

  • Dimensions: 96 x 67 x 47 mm

  • Weight: 380 g (PI camera + Recording Box)

  • Material (housing): Aluminum

  • Module: Odroid XU4

  • Processor: Samsung Exynos/ 2 GHz

  • Operating system: Linux

  • Memory: 16 GB eMMC, 2 GB RAM (LPDDR3), SDHC card (16 GB), USB 3.0 flash drive (128 GB)

  • Connections: Ethernet (GigE/ 1000 Mbit/ s), 2x USB 3.0/ 1x USB 2.0, 1x Mini-USB for GoPro Hero3+ (or better), 1x HDMI, 1x TVout, 2x JR connectors

  • Terminals: +5V DC out, Video IN (VIS camera), TVout, 2x external switches

  • Control (via JR connectors or terminal): Start/ Stop recording, Switch VIS/ IR camera

  • Additional features: GPS support, 5 status LEDs

 

Specifications optris PI camera head

  • Measuring range: –20 °C ... 900 °C

  • Spectral range: 7.5 – 13 μm

  • Accuracy: ± 2 % or ± 2 °C

  • Thermal sensitivity (NETD): 40/ 80 mK (depending on camera model)

  • Optics: 13°...90° HFOV

  • Resolution: 640x480 px / 382x288 px

  • Dimensions: 46 x 56 x 90 mm

  • Operating temperature: 0...50/ 70 °C (PI 450)