SPI M2-D

MINI GYRO STABILIZED UAV DRONE EO/IR FLIR THERMAL CAMERA
DRONE THERMAL FLIR GIMBAL PART #: M2-Dv3, M2-Dv4, M2-Dv4v, M2-DG64-HD

Drone thermal flir gimbal

CHARACTERISTICS

World’s Smallest & Lightest Gyro-Stabilized Dual EOIR/Thermal Gimbal
Continuous zoom thermal imaging IR flir camera
HD CMOS continuous zoom low light visible daytime EO camera
IR Infrared or Visible pinpoint laser pointer
UtraStab precision multi Axis jitter free Gyro Stabilization
Micro Mini 159 gram robust military design
High performance, High speed gimbal for airborne and ground ISR applications
Designed for manned and unmanned Fixed wind, rotary wing aircrafts
The premier choice for multicopters, UAV, UAS, SUAS, UGV and drones.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • M2-D
  • Communication Cable
  • Power
  • Operators Manual
  • Lens Tissue
  • Gimbal holder

M2D gyro stabilized UAV UAS SUAS UGV DRONE thermal FLIR gimbal turret Zoom camera ball for manned and unmanned airborne imaging

Thermal flir lightweight EOIR gimbal

DESCRIPTION AND FEATURES

There are many Drone thermal FLIR gimbal systems available for you to choose from today, ONLY the M2-D drone thermal flir gimbal offers you full MILITARY GRADE ULTRA PRECISION TRACK GYRO STABILIZATION AT FULL IMAGE NARROW FIELD OF VIEW TRUE TELEPHOTO ZOOM FROM THE EO and IR CAMERAS even in extremely unstable harsh windy environments all in an affordable turnkey plug n play package for AIR and GROUND Applications.

The M2-D Drone thermal FLIR gimbal is the Ultimate Gyro Stabilized EO/IR turret for fixed-wing aircraft, there simply is no better Ultra light compact affordable multi thermal camera sensor and HD CCTV solution available anywhere. 0.5 MRAD Visible and IR laser pointers are available for the ball.

 

FUNCTIONS:

Pan Tilt:
Full Roll 360° Pan Full /Tilt Pitch -45° to +135°
Zoom:
Continuous Visual EO and Thermal IR
Stabilization:
UltraStab Multi-Axis/Multi-Stage rock solid Gyro Stabilization
Advanced Target Tracking:
Utilizing a highly accurate processing module, the M2-D UAV Gimbal is capable of unprecedented ground target tracking.
Digital Video Recording:
The Video recording module lets you record high-quality digital video onboard your platform direct from the M2-D UAS Gimbal.
IP Based Video Compression:
The M2-D Compression module converts the system to IP based format for easy integration into IP network platforms.

  • Ultra sensitive custom 640×512 zoom thermal imaging IR Channel
  • HD BSI CMOS color visible zoom EO zoom channel
  • Artificial Intelligence start Tracking and enhancement algorithms
  • Smooth instant Continuous zoom on both EO and IR channels
  • Multi axis rock steady jitter free Gyro Stabilization Turret
  • Ultra lightweight micro mini 159 gram payload
  • Visible or Infrared 0.5 MRAD Laser
  • Pitch -45° to 135°
  • Roll -180° to +180°
  • HD Auto-imaging Low-Light CMOS Sensor

UPDATED 2020
– ADDED KLV TAGS: PLATFORM HEADING ANGLE, PLATFORM PITCH ANGLE, PLATFORM ROLL ANGLE, IMAGE COORDINATE SYSTEM (5,6,7,12)
– UPDATED TO WORK WITH THE NEW SPI EO-IR ISR VIDEO CONTROL LIBRARY
– ADDED VGA SUPPORT.
– ADDED DRAWING OF OSD FIELDS FOR VGA.
– REMOVED ROTATION FIX.
 – NEW SPI HD GIMBAL COMMAND AND CONTROL ISR VIDEO PLAYER VERSION AVAILABLE.
– ADDED KLV TAGS: PLATFORM HEADING ANGLE, PLATFORM PITCH ANGLE, PLATFORM ROLL ANGLE, IMAGE COORDINATE SYSTEM (5,6,7,12)
– ADDED DRAWING OF OSD FIELDS FOR VGA.
 – VISIBLE OR IR INFRARED LASER POINTERS CAN ALSO BE ADDED TO THE M2D TURRET

The M2D drone thermal flir gimbal gyro stabilized imaging system can easily be mounted on Quad/multi copters and platforms like the DJI Phantom UAV, The M2D Mounts
to all DJI UAV’s and All commercial and custom drones. The M2D micro mini, rugged EOIR gimbal is also ideal for short, mid, and long range zoom remote sensing applications on fixed wing and rotary aircrafts.

Background: Military unmanned vehicles UAV’s of today and tomorrow rely heavily on electro-optical EO Infrared IR sensor payloads to perform their missions.
These are the sensors that detect light in many different spectra, and enable unmanned vehicles to see. Electro-optical Infrared EOIR payloads are the sensors
that enable unmanned vehicles (UAV/UAS/DRONE) to see and avoid obstacles, detect movement, navigate accurately, find the enemy, and warn of the potential
for buried improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Designers of electro-optical Infrared Thermal EOIR – T sensor payloads for unmanned vehicles are under intense
pressure to evolve their technologies to keep pace with fast-moving trends in the unmanned vehicles industry. Perhaps in no other market are needs for ever-smaller,
lighter, and less expensive payloads as urgent as they are in the unmanned vehicles business. Small size, weight, and power consumption-known by its ubiquitous
acronym SWaP-is a paramount concern.
Unmanned systems, UAV’s Uas, Suas, Drones, Unmanned Robots, especially the airborne variety, are proliferating at an explosive rate, and demand is extending
beyond the military to more cost-sensitive industries such as law enforcement, agriculture, commercial remote sensing, traffic monitoring, and sporting events.
Put simply, a growing number of people need unmanned vehicles that are small, inexpensive, and reliable, and they need electro-optical sensor payloads to match.
Not only is there demand for ever-smaller, lighter, and less expensive electro-optical Infrared IR (thermal FLIR imaging, Thermal imaging IR Infrared Camera)
Gimbal Turret payloads, but demand for capability also is increasing.
As electro-optical and electronic component technology becomes smaller, lighter, and more affordable, payload designers sometimes have the option of choosing
between smaller size and weight, or more capability. Sometimes they strive to do both, and this presents some interesting possibilities in design tradeoffs.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are at the forefront of unmanned vehicle research, development, and procurement. Although no less important than
unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and unmanned marine vehicles, it is the UAV that is setting the agenda for unmanned electro-optical sensor payloads.
At the top of that UAV/UAS/Drone/Robot agenda is a broad trend toward large and growing numbers of relatively small UAVs that can provide local-area
and short-duration surveillance-the kinds of UAVs that can provide squad leaders a view over the next hill.
In the not-too-distant past there was a big push on developing sensor technology, and size and weight didn’t matter because DOD had large aircraft like
Global Hawk and Predator, as well as manned aircraft, hyperspectral imaging sensors are small and rugged enough to fit on relatively small UAVs.
Hyperspectral imaging is a sophisticated discipline that samples a wide variety of bandwidths in the light spectrum to provide a rich data set and detect
objects of interest not visible to single-bandwidth imaging sensors.
The key element to to reduce size and weight, that is Key!
Engineers started with a very small gimbal, and added high-definition visible-light video along with hyper spectral sensor payload.
The imperative for small size and light weight has forced mfg’s to a common material set able to withstand harsh environmental
conditions such as the stress placed on UAV takeoffs and landings. “The tarmac in the Middle East can be 120 degrees, and the payload must go to
thousands of feet a few minutes later where it is much colder,”
As electro-optical Infrared (Thermal imaging FLIR camera) drone thermal flir gimbal (EOIR FLIR) payloads for unmanned vehicles must continue to shrink in size,
the engineering challenges become heavier and force engineers to make some custom designs where years ago they would have considered only off-the-shelf solutions.
Many thermal cameras and shortwave infrared (SWIR) cameras available off the shelf are not made to withstand the physical rigors of small UAV, As a result,
Companies have been forced to evaluate the size of electro-mechanical elements of these sensors, and invest in new detector technology for electro-mechanical components
Custom design like this does not come cheaply, but electro-optical payload designers are seeking cost savings elsewhere.

The Evolution of Small lightweight affordable EOIR Thermal imaging Gimbal Turret Payloads incorporating
FLIR TV SWIR MWIR LWIR, CCD, BSTFA, Color Night vision, Cooled and Uncooled Infrared Technology will continue
To advance with the advent of smaller more efficient and sensitive detectors and lasers, The Gyro Stabilization will Get much better and smaller as well

The M2D Mini UAV UAS drone thermal flir gimbal Payload Represents one of the smallest stabilized EOIR LWIR Uncooled Gimbal in the market today!

SPECIFICATIONS

 

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Highly accurate telephoto optical zoom in both CCTV EO camera and thermal IR camera

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UAV FLIR THERMAL GIMBAL

Long Range Thermal Imaging FLIR PTZ Cameras

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EOIR Gimbal
BROCHURE- CLICK HERE FOR the M2-D MICRO STABILIZED GIMBAL EOIR FLIR MINI GIMBAL DATA SPEC SHEET

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BROCHURE – SPI M2D Gyro Gimbal Integration Data Sheet EO-IR

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BROCHURE M2-D gimbal turret payload data Camera Pinout

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* BROCHURE M2D EOIR GIMBAL FLIR THERMAL HD SBUS LIGHTBRIDGE

**CLICK HERE FOR NEW LINK SBE1 M2D EOIR IP ENCAPSULATION GIMBAL RECORDING TRACKING DATA SHEET MODULE

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flir thermal camera gyro stabilized IR zoom gimbal turret ball for aerial airborne quad-multi copter

The M2D MICRO MINI FLIR EO/IR THERMAL IMAGING GIMBAL CAMERA TURRET CAN BE MOUNTED ONTO DJI DRONES AS WELL AD A HOST OF CUSTOM AND COTS DRONES.

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Gyro stabilized Eoir flir thermal gimbal

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The search for the “Perfect” drone day/night thermal flir EOIR vision imaging gimbal can be a daunting one with so many options,  Look no further, SPI has coupled the worlds best materials, mechanicals, electronics and sensors into one divine low cost imaging payload. 

The affordable M2-D is an all weather, rugged, High speed, high performance micro mini flir gimbal for drones, uav, uas, Suas, multicopter, unmanned aerial vehicle, land and marine applications, Rock steady stabilization on all Axis ensures the imagery remains steady while moving. Optical Telescopic telephoto zoom is included in both the EO channel as well as the thermal imaging FLIR camera channel. Weighing in at 160 Grams, the M2/D is the worlds smallest, lightest and highest performing gimbal ball turret payload thats simple to integrate into any platform.

The M2D Family of ultra lightweight, ultra micro compact EO/IR payloads are hand built and developed to meet reliable, high performance demanding Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting/Tracking (IRST) mission applications.

The Long Range, high altitude, high speed capable Precision, Rugged/High Shock, rock steady multi stage, multi axis Gyro Stabilized platform along with Top of the line advanced solid state EO/IR sensors, optics & real time advanced processing make the M2D drone thermal flir gimbal ideal for applications such as:

Military, ISR, IRST, Situational awareness, search and rescue, special operations, force protection, maritime, law enforcement, military, over the hill recon, specialty operations & multiple aerial critical missions mounted on FIXED WING, ROTARY WING, SUAV, SUAS, UGV, USV, VTOL, UAV, AEROSTAT, DRONES, BLIMPS, ROBOTICS & a wide array of MANNED AND UNMANNED PLATFORMS

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Imaging is displayed in Wide field of view with zoom to get tight distant targets incorporating both optical and digital zoom. similar drone thermal flir gimbal systems cost 3 to 4 times as much and dont deliver the performance as the M2-D. With pricing starting at at $9995, The M2-D drone thermal flir gimbal is affordable for users seeking high end multi sensor gyro stabilized applications. The M2-D drone thermal flir gimbal offers Zero backlash extremely accurate positioning, high impact, rugged housing, retractable housing, additional mechanical dampeners to further keep the unit and imagery Rock steady. Ultra smooth powerful yet precise motors with extreme accuracy stabilize the shakiest and harshest/windiest missions. High speed payload aiming with great accuracy mechanics coupled with optimal image quality sensor electronics make the M2-D drone thermal flir gimbal the premier unmanned eo/ir imaging platform available anywhere. The M2D drone thermal flir gimbal is also ideal for Robotic UGV / Unmanned Ground Robotic Vehicle applications in harsh rough terrain true track stabilization at full long range narrow FOV (Field Of View) Zoom from both thermal and CCTV imagers.

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The m2D drone thermal flir gimbal can be mounted in a variety of different vertical, horizontal, or custom pitch angled configurations based on mission requirements.

Select units offer IR 850nm or red 650nm laser

EOIR gimbal with laser

The M2-D drone thermal flir gimbal is suitable for custom drones as well as COTS Multicopters like DJI models. The unit offers phenomenal lift and endurance dynamics along with easy integration for end users, developers, integrators, UAV designers and manufacturers. The M2-D drone thermal flir gimbal is fully universal and is all open source which ensures simple integration into any system.

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The M2D drone thermal flir gimbal is a precision, high resolution, high sensitivity micro Mini dual-channel EO/IR steerable multi axis stabilized camera with an incredible light weight of 160 grams [5.6 oz].  The M2D drone thermal flir gimbal provides unparalleled capabilities in its weight category, providing an excellent choice for those in need of a light and powerful camera Gyro Image Stabilized camera system.

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FLIR UAV image from the M1D security camera

  • Visible CMOS TV channel EO
  • HD Auto Imaging Low Light CMOS sensor
  • PAL / NTSC day LLL camera
  • OPTICAL and Digital Zoom
  • Zoom : x6.8 + x2 digital (x13.6 total) , continuous zoom
  • HFOV : 30° WFOV – 4.7° WFOV – 2.3° DFOV
  • Thermal Imaging IR channel FLIR
  • OPTICAL and Digital Zoom
  • PAL / NTSC thermal camera
  • Resolution: 660 x 520 / 388 x 288
  • LWIR uncooled 7-14µm
  • Zoom : Continuous zoom
  • HFOV (660×512) : 32° W.FOV – 6.5° D.FOV , continuous zoom
  • HFOV (388×288) : 28° W.FOV – 12.8° D.FOV , continuous zoom

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    • Range of rotation / Data
    • System: sealed 100% duty cycle
    • Tilt : -45° to 135
    • Angular Velocity : Up to 105 deg/sec
    • Power Requirement : 9-32 VDC
    • Power Consumption : <9W
    • Temperature : -20°C to +60°C
    • Weight : 160 Grams
    • Diameter : 53mm [2.099”]
    • Height : 78mm [3.07”]

M1D UAV thermal PTZ drone surveillance image of a possible IED being placed in a road

  • Weight : 160 grams [5.5 oz.]The M2-D Gyro stabilized Mini Gimbal ball provides superior image quality both during day and night times, outstanding gyro stabilization, and low power consumption. It incorporates top-of-the-line components: a sensitive thermal FLIR sensor, high-end motors, hardened/coated optics, all at an affordable SWaP package. Ideal for quadcopters, hexacopters, multicopter, fixed wing & rotary, unmanned copters, drones, UAV, UGV, SuAS, balloons, aerostat and all remote vehicles.

Uas Suas drone unmanned flir HD thermal Eoir gimbal turret camera gimbalThe M2D is a premier choice for thermal / HD EO Gyro stabilized fixed wing platforms, the low cost solution offers
exceptional Multi Axis Gimbal Turret Stabilization & Performance at long ranges


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1024x768 Uncooled FPA FLIR Camera sensor

SPI UTILIZES HIGH SENSITIVITY, HAND SELECTED THERMAL INFRARED IMAGING DETECTORS ENSURING THE BEST IR PERFORMANCE

Thermal FLIR Image of the M2D at 384x288 resolution, our modified thermal sensors are programmed for optimal sensitivity

THERMAL FLIR IMAGE OF THE M2D AT 384×288 RESOLUTION, OUR MODIFIED THERMAL SENSORS ARE PROGRAMMED FOR OPTIMAL SENSITIVITY

The M2-D is a third generation product, the rock steady gyro stabilized EO IR camera is the most powerful, lightest and smallest production gimbal in the world. Fully compatible with all third party software and hardware.
The M2-D delivers EO, ZOOM, IR, Gimbal & Stabilization – all within 160 grams.  The EO daytime color/low light camera of the M2D incorporates x6.6 zoom + x2 digital zoom to a total of x13.2 zoom.  The thermal FLIR camera channel of the M2-D can incorporate either 640×512 or 384×288 resolution. Spi has been building robust high quality EOIR equipment for almost 2 decades for industrial, law enforcement, law eforcement and military customers.

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Info release 9/11/15

Micro Stabilized FLIR Thermal and Visual UAV Payload M2-D
SIERRA PACIFIC SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 GIMBAL, STABILIZED GIMBAL, UNCATEGORIZED LEAVE A COMMENT
A micro gimbal for UAV and vehicle use that only weighs 160 grams is an amazing thing all by itself. But a micro gimbal that weighs 160 grams, has both a FLIR thermal camera and a visual camera with optical zoom and is gyro stabilized now that is something that you would call impossible. But its not. It is real. The unbelievable new M2-D micro stabilized gimbal features a 640×480 high resolution thermal camera with all the features (gain, level, polarity, color, digital zoom, etc). Co located is a very nice EO visual camera with OPTICAL zoom. Thats right this is not a kludge digital zoom but a true optical zoom down to 4.5 degrees FOV. Then of course there is a digital zoom kicker on top of that. Normally a 4 degree FOV in a UAV or ground vehicle will produce a very shaky unusable image. Thats why everyone fly’s with the consumer grade GoPro with its super wide angle lens. When using wide angle optics it is very easy to get smooth relatively shake free images but it is also very hard to get usable imagery and detail from any altitude. Try reading license plates with a GO PRO (maybe if your flying at 10′ AGL). The M2-D has advanced gyro stabilization just like the $1,000,000 FLIR balls that they fly on helicopters and military aircraft. This degree of stabilization is way beyond the consumer Chinese stuff you see on the web. With the Micro M2-D Gyro Stabilized EO/IR gimbal you can zoom in and read license plates from hundreds of feet AGL. This becomes a very useful tool for a wide range of applications. Ideal for a multitude of rotary and fixed wing uav’s, uas, ugv, multicopters, quadcopters, hexacopters. The unit is also compatible with DJI products.

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The M2-D is built to the most exacting standards to withstand the harsh environment of UAV and Ground vehicle operation. There are also a host of accessories to make integration into any flying platform a breeze. There is a series of mounting options starting with a basic hard mount shock absorbing plate all the way up to a full blown retractable affair that can lift the payload completely up and into the body of the UAV when needed.

Control is also simple. There is a PC interface for bench use or integration into a larger software driven system. But, the most popular feature is the handy protocol converters. These tiny boxes can interface with any common Radio Control format. There is a PWM interface and a hot SBUS interface. Both easily integrate with auto pilot or manual controllers. They are both fully map-able via USB interface and included software.

Finally (as if this wasn’t enough), there is a geo reference tracking module that allows the unit to be directed to specific geo target locations and also return specific coordinates of any spot on the ground being viewed. This is real top end hardware and amazingly available in the ultra compact Micro Stabilized M2-D gimbal platform.

Its clear that the UAV imaging payload world has been stood on its head by SPI CORP. The M2-D is higher performance than any other system on the market. But that’s just the beginning of the story. The M2-D is about 1/4 the size of anything else on the market with these features and to seal the deal it is also a fraction of the price of anything ever made. The M2-D can also be custom installed onto military and industrial aerial vehicles such as aerostats, balloons, and a wide array of airborne, mobile, vehicle, marine and fixed platforms with radar, gps & remote sensing / tracking applications.

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PRECISION RETRACTABLE MECHANICAL HIDEAWAY HOUSING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE M2-D STABILIZED GIMBAL

M2D UAS EO stabilized Gimbal

Size: 160g palm of the hand
Payload: FLIR THERMAL AND VISUAL WITH OPTICAL ZOOM
Stabilization: GYRO STABILIZED
Price: Fraction of any other system.

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The M2D UAS gimbal is compatible with all drones including the dji phantom, inspire series, s900, s1000

The M2D UAV/Drone Thermal imaging FLIR EOIR gyro stabilized gimbal can easily be configured for side mounting, ball up or ball down mounting preferences.

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Gyro Stabilized FLIR thermal Camera mounted on DJI Phantom drone