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A debugging method of the Quadrotor UAV based on infrared thermal imaging
Author(s): Guangjie Cui; Qian Hao; Jianguo Yang; Lizhi Chen; Hongkang Hu; Lijun Zhang
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Paper Abstract

High-performance UAV has been popular and in great need in recent years. The paper introduces a new method in debugging Quadrotor UAVs. Based on the infrared thermal technology and heat transfer theory, a UAV is under debugging above a hot-wire grid which is composed of 14 heated nichrome wires. And the air flow propelled by the rotating rotors has an influence on the temperature distribution of the hot-wire grid. An infrared thermal imager below observes the distribution and gets thermal images of the hot-wire grid. With the assistance of mathematic model and some experiments, the paper discusses the relationship between thermal images and the speed of rotors. By means of getting debugged UAVs into test, the standard information and thermal images can be acquired. The paper demonstrates that comparing to the standard thermal images, a UAV being debugging in the same test can draw some critical data directly or after interpolation. The results are shown in the paper and the advantages are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10623, 2017 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: IRMMW-THz Technologies and Applications, 1062305 (12 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2295584
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Guangjie Cui, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Qian Hao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Jianguo Yang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Lizhi Chen, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Hongkang Hu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Lijun Zhang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10623:
2017 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: IRMMW-THz Technologies and Applications
Cunlin Zhang; Xi-Cheng Zhang; Zhiming Huang; Liquan Dong, Editor(s)

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