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Commercial applications in aerial thermography: power line inspection, research, and environmental studies
Author(s): Lisa Marie West; Torbjoern Segerstrom
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Paper Abstract

The technique of airborne commercial thermography is as old as the first radiometric camera, historically performed by someone holding the camera out the window of a small plane or helicopter. Even today, some people still use this primitive method, but many problems occur which degrade the effectiveness of their work Systems developed for military operations have integrated infrared sensors into gyrostabilized gimbals, however these systems do not measure temperature. Lack of radiometric data along with the price of military developed gimbal technology has made it difficult for the commercial lR user to have success with this technology. The main challenges for airborne thermography are related to sensor operation, data storage and integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4020, Thermosense XXII, (30 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.381574
Show Author Affiliations
Lisa Marie West, FLIR Systems AB (Sweden)
Torbjoern Segerstrom, FLIR Systems AB (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4020:
Thermosense XXII
Ralph B. Dinwiddie; Dennis H. LeMieux, Editor(s)

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