• Radiometry from the Air

    FLIR VUE PRO R

     
 
 
FLIR Vue R  

FLIR Vue™ Pro R

Radiometric drone camera for accurate airborne temperature measurements

The new Vue Pro R from FLIR gives both drone operators and certified thermographers the power to gather accurate, non-contact temperature measurements from an aerial perspective. Every still image the Vue Pro R saves contains accurate, calibrated temperature data embedded in every pixel, adding even more value to your sUAS operations and services than ever.

Keeping the same industry-leading thermal imaging quality, interfaces, and capability as the best-selling Vue Pro, the Vue Pro R adds fully radiometric data-gathering to sUAS applications as diverse as building and roof inspections, power grid inspections, infrastructure analysis, precision agriculture, and public safety.

Radiometry

The Vue Pro R is more than a thermal imager – it captures accurate, non-contact temperature measurements from an aerial perspective and saves images with calibrated temperature data embedded in every pixel.

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On-Board Recording

Vue Pro R captures regular JPEGs and fully radiometric R-JPEGs that can be fully analyzed in FLIR Tools thermography analysis and reporting software. It also records 8-bit digital video in MJPEG or H.264 formats, and 14-bit TIFFs right on the camera so you won’t lose any of your data to transmission loss. Imagery is saved to the micro-SD card and can be retrieved either directly from the card or by plugging the camera into a USB cable, where your computer will see it as a storage device.

 

MAVLink Integration & Camera Control

Like Vue Pro, Vue Pro R’s Accessory Port connection gives you access to MAVLink commands camera controls over PWM commands, so you can select color palettes, start and stop recording, or trigger the camera's e-zoom in-flight from your radio controller. If MAVLink is enabled, two camera controls are available; without MAVLink you can control up to four camera controls.

Easy to Configure

Vue Pro R comes with a built-in, low-power Bluetooth module, so you can easily configure your camera with our custom iOS or Android apps before you take off. Change color palettes, set your image optimization features, configure your PWM inputs, and start recording all without lugging a computer to the field.

Power & HDMI Video Module

An optional accessory, the Power/Video Module makes Vue Pro R easier to integrate than ever. Its 10-pin mini-USB connector accepts a much wider span of input power – from 5 to 28 VDC – and provides reverse polarity protection. This connector still provides analog video output and gives you access to the camera’s on-board storage like any other USB device.

Its micro-HDMI connector outputs HDMI video that is compatible with digital drone airborne systems like DJI Lightbridge and 3DR Solo, making full digital downlink of thermal video a breeze. All this in a package that’s only 11 mm thick and weighs 15 grams.

The Power & HDMI Video Module is an accessory and is sold separately.

 

Applications

With the same powerful thermal imaging core used in the most popular cameras in the world, FLIR Vue Pro R brings affordable, calibrated radiometry to drone operators, making it perfect for myriad applications like:

  • Roof inspections
  • Power line inspections
  • Substation inspections
  • Cell tower inspections
  • Search and rescue
  • Precision agriculture
  • Security
  • Surveying

 

FLIR Vue Pro R Specifications

Overview
Thermal Imager Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
Sensor Resolution 640×512 336×256
Lens Options
(FOV for Full-Sensor Digital Output)
9 mm; 69° × 56°
13 mm; 45° × 37°
19 mm; 32° × 26°
6.8 mm; 45° × 35°
9 mm; 35° × 27°
13 mm; 25° × 19°
Lens Options*
(FOV for NTSC Analog Output)
9 mm; 62° × 49°
13 mm; 45° × 35°
19 mm; 32° × 24°
6.8 mm; 44° × 33°
9 mm; 34° × 26°
13 mm; 24° × 18°
Spectral Band 7.5 - 13.5 μm
Full Frame Rates 30 Hz (NTSC); 25 Hz (PAL)
Exportable Frame Rates 7.5 Hz (NTSC); 8.3 Hz (PAL)
Measurement Accuracy

+/-5°C or 5% of reading in -25°C to +135°C range

+/-20°C or 20% of reading in -40°C to +550°C range

Physical Attributes
Size 2.48" x 1.75" x 1.75" (including lens)
Precision Mounting Holes Two M2x0.4 on each of two sides & bottom
One 1/4-20 threaded hole on top
Image Processing & Display Controls
Image Optimization for sUAS Yes
Scene Presets & Image Processing? Yes – Adjustable in App
Invertable Image? Yes - Adjustable in App
Color Palettes Yes – Adjustable in App and via PWM
Zoom Yes – Adjustable in App and via PWM
Interfacing
Input Voltage 4.8 - 6.0 VDC
Power Dissipation (peak) 2.1 W (3.9 W)
Environmental
Radiometric Temperature Range
0°C to +40°C  
Operating Temperature Range -20°C to +50°C
Non-Operating Temperature Range -55°C to +95°C
Operational Altitude +40,000 feet
Power & HDMI Video Module (Optional Accessory)
Input Power Range 5 VDC – 28 VDC
Reverse Polarity Protection? Yes
Analog Video Output? Yes
HDMI Output 1280x720 @ 50 Hz, 60 Hz  

* Because the analog video output resolutions (640 × 480 and 320 × 240, respectively) are less than the full sensor resolution captured when saving digital stills and video, their resultant fields of view are slightly smaller as well. Both sets of values are shown here to allow operators the option of choosing the FOVs that most accurately reflect their pre-flight planning requirements.

Export Information

General

FLIR Vue, Vue Pro, and Vue Pro R uncooled thermal imaging cameras operating at 30Hz (NTSC), or 25Hz (PAL) with a resolution of up to 640x512 are export-controlled by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Validated export licenses must be obtained from the U.S. Department of Commerce prior to export or re-export of such devices outside of the United States. FLIR employs a team of trade compliance professionals that understand the export rules and regulations, and can assist our customers with their export questions and issues. In circumstances whereby FLIR delivers a camera to a customer in the U.S. who intends to export or re-export the FLIR camera outside of the United States, whether or not the camera is integrated into another product, it is the customer’s responsibility to apply for the required export license from the appropriate department of the U.S. government. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited.

Note that there are several countries to which the export of thermal imaging cameras is prohibited under any circumstances, regardless of the camera resolution or video update rate. These countries are Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria, Crimea – Region of Ukraine, and the Russian Industry Sector. Export policies governing the export of thermal imaging cameras are established by the U.S. government, and in order to comply with the policy requirements, FLIR in turn must ensure that its customers agree to these conditions.

Full-Rate FLIR Vue, Vue Pro, and Vue Pro R Thermal Video Cameras

The Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) is 6A003.b.4.b for FLIR Vue, Vue Pro, and Vue Pro R cameras operating at 30Hz (NTSC), or 25Hz (PAL). Two forms are required in order for FLIR to apply to the Department of Commerce for the purpose of obtaining a validated export license for full-rate video thermal imaging cameras with 640x512 or lower resolution: a BIS-711; and FLIR’s Transaction Information form. Also refer to the FLIR Export Fact Sheet for FLIR Vue, Vue Pro, and Vue Pro R, 640 and 336. Please direct any questions or concerns regarding the export status of FLIR’s OEM products to exportquestions@flir.com.

Slow-Rate FLIR Vue, Vue Pro, and Vue Pro R Thermal Video Cameras

ECCN 6A003.b.4.b (see Full-Rate Thermal Video, above) does not control imaging cameras having a maximum video update rate equal to or less than 9 Hz. The ECCN for ≤ 9Hz (slow-video) thermal cameras is 6A993. Thermal imaging cameras with video update rates ≤ 9Hz may be exported outside of the United States without an export license, except to the embargoed countries Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Crimea – Region of Ukraine, and the Russian Industry Sector. However, under no circumstances can thermal imaging cameras be used in the design, development, production, or use of nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons, regardless of frame rate.

FLIR offers Vue, Vue Pro, and Vue Pro R, 640 and 336 thermal imaging cameras in slow-rate video (≤ 9Hz) versions. For NTSC, the slow video update rate is 7.5Hz, and for PAL, the slow video update rate is 8.3Hz.

The only requirement imposed by the U.S. government is to collect certain information for cameras shipped outside the U.S. To comply with this requirement, FLIR processes a Transaction Information form for sales of slow video cameras. Also refer to the FLIR Export Fact Sheet for FLIR Vue, Vue Pro, and Vue Pro R, 640 and 336. Please direct any questions or concerns regarding the export status of FLIR’s OEM products exportquestions@flir.com.