Infrared drones in the construction industry: Designing a protocol for building thermography procedures

A. G. Entrop*, A. Vasenev

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    Abstract

    While a number of domains readily employ Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with infrared cameras (IR-UAVs), the IR and UAV research directions still need to be bridged in the construction domain. Our research aims to develop a protocol for IR-UAV flights to survey building thermography. Through a series of test flights and a literature study, the protocol was developed. The protocol was verified during a final test flight surveying PV-panels and the thermal shell of a building. By outlining the system, designing a protocol, and reflecting on our experiences, we contribute to the discussion to use IR-UAVs in the construction domain.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)63-68
    Number of pages6
    JournalEnergy procedia
    Volume132
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event11th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Duration: 11 Jun 201714 Jun 2017
    Conference number: 11
    https://www.ntnu.edu/nsb2017

    Keywords

    • drone
    • infrared inspection
    • protocol
    • thermography
    • unmanned aerial vehicle
    • zero energy building

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