X2D Stabilized Thermal Payload

Dronera X2D Thermal micro Gimbal.

There are many unmanned EOIR gimbals available in the market,varying in price and performance, the search for the “Perfect” imaging gimbal for your UAV can be a daunting one with so many UAV GIMBAL options. Look no further, Dronera has coupled the worlds best materials, mechanicals, electronics and sensors into one divine low cost imaging payload. That matches perfecty With the Dronera Astrapro Drone. The affordable X2D UAV GIMBAL is an all weather, rugged micro mini gimbal for drones suitable for 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 X2D is the worlds smallest, lightest and highest performing gimbal ball turret payload thats simple to integrate into any platform. Imaging is displayed in Wide field of view with zoom to get tight distant targets incorporating both optical and digital zoom. similar systems cost 3 to 4 times as much and dont deliver the performance as the X2D. The X2D is affordable for users seeking high end multi sensor gyro stabilized applications. The X2D 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 X2D the premier unmanned eo/ir imaging platform available anywhere.

Thermal UAV photo of Wildfires.

The X2D 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 X2D 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.

  • Visible channel EO
  • PAL / NTSC day camera
  • Zoom : x6.8 + x2 digital (x13.6 total) , continuous zoom
  • HFOV : 30° WFOV – 4.7° WFOV – 2.3° DFOV
  • Thermal channel FLIR
  • PAL / NTSC thermal camera
  • Resolution: 640 x 512
  • LWIR uncooled 7-14µm
  • Zoom : x4/2 digital, continuous zoom
  • HFOV (640×512) : 32° W.FOV – 7° D.FOV , continuous zoom
    • Range of rotation / Data
    • System: sealed 100% duty cycle
    • Tilt : -45° to 135
    • Angular Velocity : Up to 105deg/sec
    • Power Requirement : 9-32 VDC
    • Power Consumption : <10W
    • Temperature : -20°C [-4°F] to +55°C [131°F]
    • Dimensions :
    • Diameter : 53mm [2.099”]
    • Height : 78mm [3.07”]
    • Weight : 160 grams [5.5 oz

The X2D 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. Ideally suited for the Dronera Astrapro or virtually all remote vehicles.

The X2D 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 X2D 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 X2D can incorporate either 640×512 resolution. Dronera has been supplying robust high quality EOIR Equipment  for industrial, law enforcement, and military customers.

Micro Stabilized FLIR Thermal and Visual UAV Payload X2D

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 X2D micro stabilized gimbal features a 640×512 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 X2D 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 X2D 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. This unit is designed to fit perfectly With the Dronera Astrapro Long endurance Multirotor With flight times of up to 95 Minutes.

The X2D 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 X2D gimbal platform.

Its clear that the UAV imaging payload world has been stood on its head by Droneras unique combination of the X2D and the Astrapro. The X2D is higher performance than any other system on the market. But that’s just the beginning of the story. The X2D 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.

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