UAVs and thermography: The use of drones and thermography in outdoor scanning of buildings (Conference Presentation)

Timo Kauppinen (Corresponding author), Sauli Paloniitty, Sami Siikanen, Greg Stockton, Vladimir Vavilov

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The use of drones is constantly increasing while prices of high-performance drones has fallen. Nowadays, drones can accommodate various complementary optical measuring instruments, such as thermal imagers and photographic imagers. Advanced data communication systems enable real-time wireless data transfer and data processing. Drones have expanded capabilities for thermography and other optical measurements. There is a need to develop interpretation keys and data processing techniques. Especially the use of drones is effective when scanning high-rise buildings, but the all the influencing factors must be known and taken into consideration. In this presentation, results and experiences of multi-story apartment houses and other buildings in Finland are presented, along with an evaluation of restrictions and conditions of UAV-based thermal scanning. Also, some case studies from USA and the use of outdoor thermography in Russia have been discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventSPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing conference on Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XLII - Online
Duration: 27 Apr 20208 May 2020


ConferenceSPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing conference on Thermosense


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