Worlds Smallest And Lightest Drone Thermal Camera

ThermalCapture MiniAV – if size and weight do matter

Previously introduced as “World’s smallest LWIR Drone” (see press release), TeAx Technology used a small consumer drone as a technical demonstrator for its super lightweight ThermalCapture MiniAV. The ThermalCapture MiniAV is a fully functional thermal camera with analog video out. The weight is only 5g (0.01 lbs) on the complete solution, which provides a resolution of 160 x 120 px.

Video Of Technical Demonstrator


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Offering clients worldwide with reliable thermal imaging technology for drones as one part of our business lanes, we typically provide solutions from the market leader Flir – especially since the Vue / Pro / R series were available”, Stefan Thamke, one of the CEO’s of TeAx Technology, says. “However, being one of Europe’s leading edge unmanned system integrators, we couldn’t withstand the challenge to create a significant smaller solution for the drone industry, where every little extra weight counts”, Thamke carried on.

ThermalCapture MiniAV is being sold successfully worldwide again and is available as OEM version or “ready-to-use” with a housing.

Areas of applications for ThermalCapture MiniAV

There are various applications for ThermalCapture MiniAV. Most relevant applications are for example in:

Aerial (Unmanned) Systems – RPAS / UAS (Drones)


  • Immediate First Response
  • Search & Rescue
  • Fire Fighter Operations
  • Policing Operations
  • Pre-Inspections Services
  • Other

Small Ground Robots


  • Immediate First Response
  • Search & Rescue
  • Fire Fighter Operations
  • Policing Operations
  • Pre-Inspections Services
  • Other

Overview on ThermalCapture MiniAV:

TOP Features at a glance:

  • Live thermal image output
  • Ultra-compact: 3.2 x 2.0 cm2
  • Ultra-light: only 5g of hardware
  • Multiple color palettes
  • Optional housing available
  • SDK available

TOP Specifications at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 32 x 20 x 11mm3
  • Weight: 5g
  • Resolution: 160×120 pixel
  • Analog video output (PAL/NTSC)
  • 9Hz Framerate
  • Including shutter for optimal image quality

Thermal Unmanned Systems – All-in-one solutions from TeAx

Since TeAx Technology is a system integrator by heart, of course full solutions are being available to clients. Speaking for ThermalCapture MiniAV, the solution can be placed with aerial or ground unmanned systems (drones). Since TeAx Technology is an independent company, the team can perfectly consult its clients on their actually needs and will find solutions for their challenges.

Service & Support

For TeAx Technology clients and their request are taken seriously. No matter what it is, the team is always listening carefully and is supporting where it can. This is appreciated by clients from all over the world: Feel free to read a use case and testimonial from John Wolcott, who runs a company Industrial Aerobotics in the US.

Contact & Further Information

Contact us today and receive further information on ThermalCapture MiniAV and related (drone) solutions we can provide to you.

About TeAx Technology – A Leading Edge System Integration High-Tech Company
TeAx Technology provides application specific solutions in hardware and software. Expertise are embedded systems and remote sensing. The focus is on development and integration of special payloads for (commercial, professional) drones. For general development and projects on integration to PC software and embedded systems, TeAx Technology convinces through customized solutions and individual advice.