Icaros Inc., a Fairfax, Va.-based provider of aerial imaging software, has announced a new integrated version of its thermal drone mapping solution with TeAx Technology.
According to Icaros, version 5.1 of the OneButton standard and professional image processing software for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) contains advanced algorithms to process thermal infrared images from radiometric microbolometer sensors.
The OneButton family lets end-users 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 drones, the company says.
Based on the FLIR Tau Core, the TeAx ThermalCapture sensor on the OneButton 5.1 is crucial for professional industrial applications such as precision agriculture and solar panel inspections. The OneButton 5.1 enables users to adapt radiometric parameters to precisely post-process ThermalCapture readings into precise temperature maps (i.e., an accurately corrected thermal orthomosaic).
“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.
Current users of OneButton standard and professional editions can download and install the latest version, says Icaros.
OneButton creates a complete image processing workflow for aerial image data and can front-end both GIS and analytics workflows. It is also customizable to meet the needs of specific vertical market applications, notes Icaros.