I recently wrote a post about FLIR clearly saying thermal cameras can’t see through foliage. See this post.
My research for that post led to a developing drone artificial intelligence (AI) solution to effectively see through trees with current thermal cameras to find people below tree canopies.
I had the pleasure of tracking down the principal investigator developing this technology and shot this discussion below.
This is a great example of the technology to come versus what we struggle to deal with today.
Better solutions are coming, and the ability to have the drone fly autonomously, see-through trees, identify a human target, and alerts the PIC, is a dream come true.
Watch the video below and see what you think of this developing SAR solution.