Bureau Stephan UAV's are able to carry sophisticated thermal sensor packages which are used for agricultural, environmental and industrial monitoring and assessment applications
Thermal cameras capture the infrared (IR) energy transfer from an object to its environment and produce a real-time image in a color palette where hotter objects appear brighter and cooler objects appear darker.
Bureau Stephan UAV's are able to carry sophisticated thermal sensor packages which are used for agricultural, environmental and industrial monitoring and assessment applications. The advantage of this is a reduction of not just cost in terms of materials, but an increase in efficiency and by extension profitability and reduced environmental impact. The spatial precision and temporal availability of UAV's can provide clients with specific and more precise information that will help clients make better decisions and save resources.
CLOSE RANGE THERMAL SURVEYS
- Thermal roof surveys: Municipalities can identify buildings with excessive heat/cooling loss due to poor insulation
- Roof moisture surveys: Municipalities/corporations can identify buildings with potential water leaks and/or moisture damage
- Water stress detection: Using thermal imagery farmers can assess the water requirements of crops.
WIDE AREA THERMAL SURVEYS
- Animal counts: Thermal imagery from UAV's may be used to easily assess animal populations on the ground
- Underground Geothermal Imaging: Thermal imagery may be used to detect geothermal activity prior to road building and/or construction
- Surface and Subsurface Fires: Thermal imagery may be used to detect forest fires and subsurface fires in coal mines, landfills, etc.
- Pipelines: UAV thermal imagery has been used in the petroleum, natural gas and other industrial sectors to monitor and detect pipeline leaks
- Underground Steam System Surveys: Thermal imagery can be used to conduct steam line inspections in cities and industrial complexes
- Electrical Power Line Surveys: UAV thermal imagery is useful for detecting problems in long distance power transmission lines, connectors, transformers, etc.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT THERMAL SURVEYS
- Detecting illegal dumping/discharge.
- Tracking pollution such as waste spills or oil spills.
- Monitoring effluents from storm drains and sewage treatment plant discharge.
- Monitoring ground water seepage into rivers, streams and lakes
- Managing heated water from power plant cooling towers
- Measuring the amount of fresh water from ground sources that is introduced into an estuary.