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

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 EOIR Gyrostabilized ISR PTZ Gimbal
  • The ultimate ultra light, ultra small, high performing, reliable, repeatable EO-IR gimbal payload.
  • Rock steady gyro-stabilization
  • Easy to use GUI C2 command and control
  • Dual payload, tri payload with IR or visible Laser options
  • Long range EO and IR Detection, Recognition, And Identification capabilities
  • Zoom SD and HD Thermal imaging camera options
  • Zoom HD EO BSI CMOS color television spotter camera
  • Micro HDMI, Tracking, Recording, threshold, IP capabilities
  • Versatile system can be used on Manned and unmanned fixed/rotary wing platforms
  • Communication Cable
  • Power
  • Operators Manual
  • Lens Tissue
  • Gimbal holder
  • All accessories

Smallest lightest EO-IR stabilized 4 axis drone uav UAS gimbal with rangefinder laser

 


Available soon M7D Long range 1 degree FOV cooled ultra light
mini EO/IR zoom HD gimbal system

 

Long range cooled mwir EO IR zoom HD gyrostabilized multi axis drone thermal imaging  flir gimbal with laser and LRF rangefinder

Long range cooled mwir EO IR zoom HD gyrostabilized multi axis drone thermal imaging  flir gimbal with laser and LRF rangefinder

Long range cooled mwir EO IR zoom HD gyrostabilized multi axis drone thermal imaging  flir gimbal with laser and LRF rangefinder


Long range cooled mwir EO IR zoom HD gyrostabilized multi axis drone thermal imaging  flir gimbal with laser and LRF rangefinder

M7D long range EOIR gyro stabilized gimbal included features

Advanced capabilities, EO/IR object tracking, geo location, video compression, IP Streaming, video recording, LTE, and license plate recognition capabilities. EO/IR object tracking directs the M2D gimbal to precisely track a subject within the gimbals range, ensuring the subject of interest never leaves the view. Geo location captures the position of the M2D, its line of sight, and extracts location of observed objects with unprecedented accuracy. Video compression and IP encapsulation provides significantly low latency compression enabling long range operation. The system records high quality video with GPS metadata attached and keeps snapshots to a MicroSD card for simple access and expansion.

H1 – Human & Vehicle Detection and Classification License is offered to M7D long range gimbal system users. H1 detects and classifies humans, private vehicles and small trucks in the video. H1 will mark the detected object on the image (OSD) and will describe its type. In addition, H1 will send a report message upon detection and classification. If the image includes multiple objects, H1 will mark and report all of them.

F1 – Fire & Smoke Detection and Classification, license is offered to M7D long range gimbal system users. F1 detects and classifies fire and smoke in the video. F1 will mark the detected object on the image (OSD) and will describe its type. In addition, F1 will send a report message upon detection and classification. If the image includes multiple objects, F1 will mark and report all of them.

H2 Human Overboard Detection and Classification, license is offered for M7D long range gimbal system users. H2 detects and classifies human in water at the video. H2 will mark the detected object on the image (OSD) and will describe its type. In addition, H2 will send a report message upon detection and classification. If the image includes multiple objects, H2 will mark and report all of them
Additional capability offered by the 3 above listed features is to zoom in on the object upon detection and initiate object tracking. The System can determine the platform’s location when GPS is not available and maintain an object’s index across multiple frames.


AVAILABLE IN HD HIGH DEFINITION THERMAL IMAGING CHANNEL

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NEW FEATURES:

H265 versus H264

H265 provides superior video compression over H264. H265 enables to use a lower bandwidth link while maintaining similar video quality.

Geo Reference

By utilizing INS data from the AutoPilot, camera IMU reports + geographic data loaded into the system pre-flight, it calculates longitude, latitude, and altitude.

Object tracking

Our systems can track a target designated by the operator, automatically adjusting the camera’s position to keep the LOS (Line of Sight) centered on the target.
Keep track of multiple targets (the LOS is centered on the main target).

License plate reading

Identify a vehicle’s license plate and display it on the OSD (On Screen Display), in addition, the information can be sent to the GCS (Ground Control Station) through a system report. License plate formats from various countries are supported, including the US and EU.

MULTIPLE ADVANCED Object Detection and Classification

Supports five different types of detectors – Human and Vehicle, Fire & Smoke, Human Overboard, Marine Vessel, and Air Craft. Users can control the detection threshold, minimizing false detections.
Upon detection, the units can automatically track the target, zoom in to the target and halt platform movement upon detection.

VIS/IR PIP DuoZoom / Fusion / Side by Side

Stream video from both EO and IR channels simultaneously. The two video streams can be displayed in the following ways: PIP (Picture in Picture), DuoZoom SBS (Side by Side), and Fusion (IR video on top of visible video – Seamless Pixel By Pixel image fuse).

Coordinate Refinement

The system can identify its location and receive more accurate geo location data. Three Dimensional
Modeling and mapping, Record metadata on pictures in a format suitable for 3D models and maps.

Docker

Run user applications on The MVP/9960 and 9965 modules by using docker containers, Rather than adding a dedicated platform processor in order to reduce weight, and power consumption

LossLess

While GPS is available, The M2D will be used in regular manner. When GPS becomes unavailable, the pair can be used to obtain camera/platform location. The unit reports the location (LAT/LON) of the gimbal/platform by analyzing the video stream against a stored orthophotograph without using GPS data.

Image Enhancement

When Image enhancement is ON, The MVP/9965 enhances the colors of a 720p video stream resulting in a more detailed image for obtaining minute subtle objects of interest.

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HD long range drone thermal camera

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.

 

 

Drone thermal camera

Drone thermal camera
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°
System:
Solid state BSI CMOS/LWIR UFPA
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

New: MVP/9960 AI Module
Offers additional Advanced capabilities, EO/IR object tracking, geo location, video compression, IP Streaming, video recording, LTE, and license plate recognition capabilities. EO/IR object tracking directs the M2D gimbal to precisely track a subject within the gimbals range, ensuring the subject of interest never leaves the view. Geo location captures the position of the M2D, its line of sight, and extracts location of observed objects with unprecedented accuracy. Video compression and IP encapsulation provides significantly low latency compression enabling long range operation. The MVP9960 records high quality video with GPS metadata attached and keeps snapshots to a MicroSD card for simple access and expansion.
MVP/9960 H1 – Human & Vehicle Detection and Classification License is offered to 9960 system users. H1 detects and classifies humans, private vehicles and small trucks in the video. H1 will mark the detected object on the image (OSD) and will describe its type. In addition, H1 will send a report message upon detection and classification. If the image includes multiple objects, H1 will mark and report all of them.
MVP/9960 F1 – Fire & Smoke Detection and Classification, license is offered to 9960 system users. F1 detects and classifies fire and smoke in the video. F1 will mark the detected object on the image (OSD) and will describe its type. In addition, F1 will send a report message upon detection and classification. If the image includes multiple objects, F1 will mark and report all of them.
MVP/9960 H2 Human Overboard Detection and Classification, license is offered for 9960 system users. H2 detects and classifies human in water at the video. H2 will mark the detected object on the image (OSD) and will describe its type. In addition, H2 will send a report message upon detection and classification. If the image includes multiple objects, H2 will mark and report all of them
Additional capability offered by the 3 above listed features is to zoom in on the object upon detection and initiate object tracking.

Intelligent Advanced Modules for M2D EOIR Gimbals
MVP/9959
In addition to seamless Pixhawk integration, the MVP/9959 provides object tracking, Geo Reference, Roll De- rotation, Video compression, Video streaming over IP and Video recording.
MVS/9958
MVS/9958 is a simplified version of the MVP/9959 but lacks tracking capabilities. PixHawk Adapter
The PixHawk adapter allows seamless integration between M2D Gimbals and the PixHawk but lacks video processing capabilities and the rest of the MVP feature. The PixHawk Adapter receives RC_CHANNELS MAVLINK message from the PixHawk serial interface and converts it to camera commands (e.g., pan / roll / zoom in out / etc). Note: PixHawk adapter cannot be used together with MVP/MVS Modules
MVP/9960
The next generation of Advanced modules, The MVP/9960 supports all the features of the MVP/9959 and expands upon them. MVP/9960 is capable of License plate reading (LPR) and object detect & classification. 9960 interfaces
with all M2D Gimbals equipped with an HD interface. An internal 4G LTE modem can be integrated with the module. MVP/9965
The latest version is faster and has more processing power system can determine the platform’s location when GPS is not available and maintain an object’s index across multiple frames.
MVP MODULES FEATURES
H265 versus H264
H265 provides superior video compression over H264. H265 enables to use a lower bandwidth link while maintaining similar video quality.
Geo Reference
By utilizing INS data from the AutoPilot, camera IMU reports + geographic data loaded into the MVP 9960/9965 pre- flight, the system calculates longitude, latitude, and altitude.

Object tracking
The MVP 9959 / 9960 and 9965 can track a target designated by the operator, automatically adjusting the camera’s position to keep the LOS (Line of Sight) centered on the target.
MVP/9959 can only track a single object while the MVP 9960 and 9965 can keep track of multiple targets (the LOS is centered on the main target).
License plate reading
The MVP 9960 and 9965 can identify a vehicle’s license plate and display it on the OSD (On Screen Display), in addition, the information can be sent to the GCS (Ground Control Station) through a system report. License plate formats from various countries are supported, including the US and EU.
MULTIPLE ADVANCED Object Detection and Classification
Both The MVP 9960 and 9965 supports five different types of detectors – Human and Vehicle, Fire & Smoke, Human Overboard, Marine Vessel, and Air Craft. Users can control the detection threshold, minimizing false detections.
Upon detection, the units can automatically track the target, zoom in to the target and halt platform movement upon detection.
VIS/IR PIP DuoZoom / Fusion / Side by Side
9960/9965 can stream video from both channels simultaneously. The two video streams can be displayed in the following ways: PIP (Picture in Picture), DuoZoom SBS (Side by Side), and Fusion (IR video on top of visible video – Seamless Pixel By Pixel image fuse).
Coordinate Refinement
The MVP 9960 and 9965 can be loaded with an orthophotograph of the flight area containing precise geographic metadata. Using image processing techniques, the system can identify its location and receive more accurate geo location data.
Three Dimensional Modeling and mapping
The MVP 9960 / 9965 can record metadata on pictures in a format suitable for 3D models and maps.
Docker
User application can run on The MVP 9960 and 9965 hardware by using docker containers. Running user application on The MVP 9960 and 9965 instead of adding a dedicated platform processor reduces weight, power consumption, and results in a smaller form factor.
LossLess
While GPS is available, The M2D and MVP/9965 will be used in regular manner. When GPS becomes unavailable, the pair can be used to obtain camera/platform location. The MVP/9965 unit reports the location (LAT/LON) of the gimbal/platform by analyzing the video stream against a stored orthophotograph without using GPS data.
Image Enhancement
When Image enhancement is ON, The MVP/9965 enhances the colors of a 720p video stream resulting in a more enhanced image for obtaining minute subtle details.

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

Our gimbals now come standard with long range zoom 1920 x 1200
HD BSI CMOS EO Camera

And 1280 x 1024 ultra sensitive HD hand selected
long range zoom IR camera.

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

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

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The M2D now has long range zoom HD 1920X1200 EO camera included, The system is the premier gyrostabilized target tracking drone thermal camera gimbal platform.

UAV FLIR THERMAL GIMBAL

Long Range Thermal Imaging FLIR PTZ Cameras

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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 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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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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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.

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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

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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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    • Visible channel EO
    • 1920 HD
    • PAL / NTSC day camera
    • Zoom : 40x or 80x
    • HFOV : 30° WFOV – 4.7° WFOV – 2.3° DFOV down to 1 degree
    • Thermal channel FLIR
    • PAL / NTSC thermal camera
    • Resolution: 1280 HD or 640 x 512 / 384 x 288
    • LWIR uncooled 7-14µm
    • Zoom : continuous zoom with ultra narrow IRFOV

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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

Our Thermal imaging detectors available from HD 1280 SXGA, 640 VGA and 384 Ultrasensitive had picked thermal Flir IR engines. How are high speed Gyro stabilized gimbals produce outstanding image quality and un matched 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 HD 1280×1024 SXGA thermal IR, 640×512 or 384×288 resolutions choices. Our systems receive hand selected ultra clean detectors. 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.

stabilized flir thermal EOIR zoom HD gimbal camera

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.

M2D Mini UAV EO IR FLIR gyro Stabilized Gimbal

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.

pwm autopilot

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.

M2-D MICRO STABILIZED GIMBAL PRINT

Long range EOIR UAS gimbal

M2D drone thermal camera

Long range EOIR UAS gimbal

 

M2D-EOIR-uAV-USV-UGV-drone-thermal-imaging-flir-gimbalThe M2D Mini UAV UAS drone thermal flir gimbal Payload Represents one of the smallest stabilized EOIR LWIR Uncooled Gimbal in the market today!

Complete long range zoom EO-IR gimbal camera systems can house long range LWIR MWIR SWIR high-definition video tracking, target tracking and image enhancement and processing capabilities. Multi sensor gimbal payload systems enable users to select a range of cameras and sensors unique to individual mission requirements and can be deployed onboard a broad selection of fixed-wing UAVs, unmanned helicopters, UGVs and USVs. We have laser pointers and LRF laser rangefinder options as well.

EO IR Sensors for UAVs

EO-IR sensors and camera systems are suited to a broad spectrum of unmanned aerial platforms, including VTOL multirotor UAVs, fixed-wing and hybrid UAVs, as well as tethered drones, aerostats and balloons. In addition they can be fitted to fixed site installations, unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) and unmanned surface vehicles USV).

Miniature EO/IR Gimbals

Developed for short, medium and long-range aerial missions, EO/IR gimbal payloads for UAVs are designed to meet a variety of SWAP (Size Weight and Power) requirements. Often miniature EO/IR gimbals are engineered for specific mission types and conditions, for example daytime, night-time and tactical operations. Lightweight and easy to mount, they can be efficiently swapped out depending on drone and/or mission requirements.

Gyro-Stabilised EO/IR Gimbals

Depending on the type and maximum payload capacity of the UAV or unmanned system, gyro-stabilized EO/IR gimbals can have 2, 3 or 4 axis:

  • 2-axis gimbals – gyro stabilized pitch and roll

  • 3-axis payloads – gyro stabilized yaw, pitch and roll

  • 4-axis systems – gyro stabilized yaw, pitch and roll, plus up and down motion

Gyro-stabilized EO gimbals can be fitted, alongside a variety of LWIR (longwave infrared), MWIR (medium wave infrared), SWIR (shortwave infrared) and NIR (Near infrared) thermal cameras.

EO/IR Gimbal Camera Systems

EO/IR gimbal camera systems can contain a variety of cameras and sensors, such as single and double Field of View (FOV) cameras, daytime and night-time sensors, thermal imaging cameras, CCD sensors, and various strength optical zoom cameras.

The M2D family of rugged, mini, lightweight long range multi sensor EO/IR Gimbal for UAVs & Drones offer the smallest, lightest and highest performing EO/IR gimbals at the lowest most affordable pricing. Ideal for integrators looking to save time and money, the systems are easy to learn, mount and operate. Options include long range HD cooled MWIR and LWIR uncooled zoom thermal down to 1 degree FOV (Field of View) with 10 kilometer human detection and 20 kilometer vehicle detection capabilities.

The m2-d Electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) thermal imaging payloads are utilized within drone and unmanned systems targeting and tracking systems, developed for high end surveillance, security and defense applications.

Our systems are mounted on multiple high level drones.

The M2D EO/IR gimbal payloads are manufactured for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), drones and unmanned vehicles (including USVs and UGVs) as well as manned fixed-site installations.

Applications for the M2D EO/IR gimbals fitted to unmanned systems include; counter-drone measures, unmanned aerial and ground vehicle observation, surveillance and targeting, coastal and border patrol, and security.

Used for detection, recognition and identification of aerial, land-based and maritime targets, gyro stabilized EO/IR gimbals form a critical part of unmanned surveillance systems. Capable of real-time, short, medium and long-range detection, they are used for ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting and Reconnaissance), as well as counter-UAS and anti-drone defenses, and search and rescue operations.

EO/IR gimbal payloads, cameras and sensors are also used onboard industrial inspection drones, UAVs used for mapping, survey, aerial inspection and environmental monitoring. The SPI gimbal family of EOIR gimbals are the worlds most robust platforms with small size, light weight, compact structure, high adaptability, lower power dissipation and great cost-efficiency, features include ultra sharp HD image quality, long range zoom optics, Video tracking, real-time target detection and target tracking, manual / auto-tracking and target locking (lock-on)

 

Gyro Stabilized FLIR thermal Camera mounted on DJI Phantom drone

 

 

NEW FEATURES:

H265 versus H264

H265 provides superior video compression over H264. H265 enables to use a lower bandwidth link while maintaining similar video quality.

Advanced EO/IR Gimbal Geo Reference

By utilizing INS data from the AutoPilot, camera IMU reports + geographic data loaded into the system pre-flight, it calculates longitude, latitude, and altitude.

AI EO-IR real time Object tracking

Our systems can track a target designated by the operator, automatically adjusting the camera’s position to keep the LOS (Line of Sight) centered on the target.
Keep track of multiple targets (the LOS is centered on the main target).

Precision EO/IR License plate reading

Identify a vehicle’s license plate and display it on the OSD (On Screen Display), in addition, the information can be sent to the GCS (Ground Control Station) through a system report. License plate formats from various countries are supported, including the US and EU.

MULTIPLE ADVANCED Stabilized EO/IR Object Detection and Classification

Supports five different types of detectors – Human and Vehicle, Fire & Smoke, Human Overboard, Marine Vessel, and Air Craft. Users can control the detection threshold, minimizing false detections.
Upon detection, the units can automatically track the target, zoom in to the target and halt platform movement upon detection.

EOIR stabilized VIS/IR/PiP DuoZoom / Fusion / Side by Side Image presentation

Stream video from both EO and IR channels simultaneously. The two video streams can be displayed in the following ways: PIP (Picture in Picture), DuoZoom SBS (Side by Side), and Fusion (IR video on top of visible video – Seamless Pixel By Pixel image fuse).

EOIR Precision Coordinate Refinement

The system can identify its location and receive more accurate geo location data. Three Dimensional Modeling and mapping, Record metadata on pictures in a format suitable for 3D models and maps.

EO/IR Docker

Run user applications on The MVP/9960 and 9965 modules by using docker containers, Rather than adding a dedicated platform processor in order to reduce weight, and power consumption

LossLess Imagery

While GPS is available, The M2D will be used in regular manner. When GPS becomes unavailable, the pair can be used to obtain camera/platform location. The unit reports the location (LAT/LON) of the gimbal/platform by analyzing the video stream against a stored orthophotograph without using GPS data.

EO/IR Image Enhancement

When Image enhancement is ON, The MVP/9965 enhances the colors of the EO/IR video stream resulting in a more detailed image for obtaining minute subtle objects of interest.