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Evolution Of Continuous Mobile Thermography For Large Scale Diagnostic Surveys
Author(s): Arthur A Arro
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Paper Abstract

A novel method of thermal scanning a large number of vertical structures has been operational for the past eight years. The technique utilizes an imaging line scan system to create continuous thermograms of high spatial resolution and thermal sensitivity. Moreover, VANSCAN® continuous mobile thermography has a very high data acquisition rate, making it suitable for large scale surveys. This paper describes the evolution of continuous mobile thermography for a laboratory prototype to a fully integrated operational system employing near real-time hardcopy output. The various instrument configurations are documented as they were developed for scanning industrial/institutional facilities, petrochemical complexes, and residential communities. Signal processing techniques to portray a wide range of radiant temperatures in a color-coded hardcopy format are also addressed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0446, Thermosense VI: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (27 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939138
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Arthur A Arro, Daedalus Enterprises, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0446:
Thermosense VI: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control
Gordon J. Burrer, Editor(s)

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