Hi All, I am doing some contract work for a local drone company. They recently purchased the flir vue pro thermal camera. The problem is this camera as far as I can tell does not have any way of receiving gps coordinates to geotag the images. They plan to use the camera to capture snapshots on demand using a trigger on the controller. They need to have accurate gps coordinate for every image so that during post processing a 3D image can be reconstructed. Unlike normal images taken with visible spectrum, thermal images do not have enough features in them for the post processing software to be able to stitch them automatically.

We came up with the idea of using an arduino uno with an SD card writer. The arduino would receive the PWM trigger at the same time as the camera and would record GPS coordinate onto the SD card. Here is a rough wiring diagram:

3691284733?profile=original

Before I go ahead and implement this, I wanted to ask around here is people had suggestions to simplify this or know of any other ways to get around this problem. Do you think this is feasible? Have you done something similar? I would appreciate any suggestions!

You need to be a member of diydrones to add comments!

Join diydrones

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • If they are using DJI then a DJI XT camera would have suited their purposes better as it integrates with the flight controller to record the info they are looking for. If for some reason they don't want to use the DJI XT then the Flir Vue Pro Duo will also provide the information as it has it's own GPS. 

  • With Flir Vue Pro GPS Geotagger you will be able to save GPS (Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Universal Coordinated Time – UTC) information directly as EXIF information to images when shooting picture with your Flir Vue Pro/Pro R.
    http://www.dronebase.it/en/prodotto/flir-vue-pro-gps-geotagger/
  • T3

    Hi Aras.  Does the company use Pixhawk/Ardupilot?  If so, there is a built in functionality for recording camera trigger events and georeferencing them in post processing.

    If not- I can't think of any way to improve on your system, that is the way I would do it.

    • >   Does the company use Pixhawk/Ardupilot?

      I wish! On my personal drone I am using ardupilot but they are using dji.

      Thanks for your reply. I will wire this up and see how it goes. If anyone else got feedback feel free to share!

This reply was deleted.

Activity

DIY Robocars via Twitter
How to use the new @donkey_car graphical UI to edit driving data for better training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5-zHNeNebQ
yesterday
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @SmallpixelCar: Wrote a program to find the light positions at @circuitlaunch. Here is the hypothesis of the light locations updating ba…
Saturday
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @SmallpixelCar: Broke my @HokuyoUsa Lidar today. Luckily the non-cone localization, based on @a1k0n LightSLAM idea, works. It will help…
Thursday
DIY Robocars via Twitter
@gclue_akira CC @NVIDIAEmbedded
Nov 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @luxonis: OAK-D PoE Autonomous Vehicle (Courtesy of zonyl in our Discord: https://discord.gg/EPsZHkg9Nx) https://t.co/PNDewvJdrb
Nov 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @f1tenth: It is getting dark and rainy on the F1TENTH racetrack in the @LGSVLSimulator. Testing out the new flood lights for the racetra…
Nov 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @JoeSpeeds: Live Now! Alex of @IndyAChallenge winning @TU_Muenchen team talking about their racing strategy and open source @OpenRobotic…
Nov 20
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @DAVGtech: Live NOW! Alexander Wischnewski of Indy Autonomous Challenge winning TUM team talking racing @diyrobocars @Heavy02011 @Ottawa…
Nov 20
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Incredible training performance with Donkeycar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yy7ASttw04
Nov 9
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @JoeSpeeds: Sat Nov 6 Virtual DonkeyCar (and other cars, too) Race. So bring any car? @diyrobocars @IndyAChallenge https://t.co/nZQTff5…
Oct 31
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @JoeSpeeds: @chr1sa awesomely scary to see in person as our $1M robot almost clipped the walls as it spun at 140mph. But it was also awe…
Oct 29
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @chr1sa: Hey, @a1k0n's amazing "localize by the ceiling lights" @diyrobocars made @hackaday! It's consistently been the fastest in our…
Oct 25
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @IMS: It’s only fitting that @BostonDynamics Spot is waving the green flag for today’s @IndyAChallenge! Watch LIVE 👉 https://t.co/NtKnO…
Oct 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @IndyAChallenge: Congratulations to @TU_Muenchen the winners of the historic @IndyAChallenge and $1M. The first autonomous racecar comp…
Oct 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @JoeSpeeds: 🏎@TU_Muenchen #ROS 2 @EclipseCyclone #DDS #Zenoh 137mph. Saturday 10am EDT @IndyAChallenge @Twitch http://indyautonomouschallenge.com/stream
Oct 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @DAVGtech: Another incident: https://t.co/G1pTxQug6B
Oct 23
More…