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Application Of Image Evaluation Technology To Heat Loss Diagnostic Sensors
Author(s): James T. Wood; John J. Cuttica; Frank J. Snow
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Paper Abstract

The Department of Energy (DOE) Building Diagnostics Program includes as a major element the controlled development of the IR sensor technology as a basic tool in the analysis of heat loss and overall energy efficiency of both industrial buildings and private homes. In fact, a substantial industry has already developed to conduct both ground and aerial surveys of building structures with the intent of locating building thermal faults and in many cases actually diagnosing the causes. Unfortunately, standards describing the proper procedures for conducting these surveys and a clear methodology for choosing the proper IR sensor hardware for various types or qualities of surveys are almost non-existent. This paper describes the methodology now being proposed through newly developed standards. In particular, it outlines the requirements for IR imagers which might be used for interior building heat loss surveys. The requirements depend heavily on a simplification of the minimum resolvable temperature difference (MRTD) parameter presently forming the core of image evaluation (IE) and performance modeling technology in the Department of Defense (DOD).

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0197, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology V, (17 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957985
Show Author Affiliations
James T. Wood, DCS Corporation (United States)
John J. Cuttica, Department of Energy (United States)
Frank J. Snow


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0197:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology V
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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