Real-time mobile 3D temperature mapping

Vidas, Stephen, Moghadam, Peyman, & Sridharan, Sridha (2015) Real-time mobile 3D temperature mapping. IEEE Sensors Journal, 15(2), pp. 1145-1152.

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Abstract

The ability to measure surface temperature and represent it on a metrically accurate 3D model has proven applications in many areas such as medical imaging, building energy auditing, and search and rescue. A system is proposed that enables this task to be performed with a handheld sensor, and for the first time with results able to be visualized and analyzed in real-time. A device comprising a thermal-infrared camera and range sensor is calibrated geometrically and used for data capture. The device is localized using a combination of ICP and video-based pose estimation from the thermal-infrared video footage which is shown to reduce the occurrence of failure modes. Furthermore, the problem of misregistration which can introduce severe distortions in assigned surface temperatures is avoided through the use of a risk-averse neighborhood weighting mechanism. Results demonstrate that the system is more stable and accurate than previous approaches, and can be used to accurately model complex objects and environments for practical tasks.

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ID Code: 66690
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online 29 September 2014
DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2014.2360709
ISSN: 1530-437X
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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