Using a rugged TIR camera mounted vertically in an aircraft
enables us to fly large areas in a short period of time.
When all individual images are mosaiced together this
results in a thermal map of the surveyed area. The ground
resolution of such a product is dependent on the flying
height of the plane and can go up to 25 cm.
Applications can be found in many different fields
like for instance heat-loss survey of cities and industrial
plants, soil moisture mapping, monitoring of agricultural
crops, monitoring of thermal discharges in water by
power plants, etc
By using the FLIR HS 6000 SC camera together with
an Applanix position and orientation system, all of
the images are synchronously time-tagged and Aerodata
has developed a very efficient way to calibrate, geo-rectify
and mosaic the individual images into a mosaic of
the project areas.