Thermacore IPI-IM Thermal Imaging Camera
The Thermacore IPI-IM thermal imaging camera is one of the smallest and lightest thermal imagers on the market.
As a thermal core, it can be incorporated into virtually any product or device although is most commonly used in security and surveillance, research and design, UAV/drone, and systems integration applications. I am a big fan of this unit for use in my UAV/drone projects because of it’s size and weight. It is super compact, without the lens the unit is just 40x40x20.6mm and weighs just 70 gram. With my 9.6mm lens it weight around 170 grams and is approx. 70mm long. That’s awesome for something that outputs as much as the Thermacore IM.
By output i’m talking about the video quality which is outstanding for a thermal imaging camera of this size. Higher resolution cores are usually much more expensive, and physically have a larger footprint, so I was amazed with the quality and output from this 384×288 detector, which provides 30% more resolution than the 320×240 alternative technology. It also comes with the highest frame rate (refresh) of 50Hz which is stunning for the moving or vehicle mounted applications.
The following was taken with the 9.6mm lens, which gives around a 50° FOV.