Recently, our partners at Texas Department of Public Safety shared this great UAS training tip with us that we hope you find valuable.
Their team modified a rescue Timmy doll specifically for thermal UAS training. Instead of using hot hands, they attached a few sets of universal seat heaters (powered by USB power banks) to provide the thermal image below.
The Texas DPS team reported that they tested this setup in a real world environment, and it performed as expected. Timmy was able to be found from 100ft up to 400ft with a variety of thermal cameras, and Timmy’s temperature was found to be within 2 degrees of average human temperature.