Application of remote thermal scanning to the NASA energy conservation program
Robert L. Bowman, John R. Jack, Lewis Research Center, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1977 - Technology & Engineering - 23 pages
Airborne thermal scans of all NASA centers were made during 1975 and 1976. The remotely sensed data were used to identify a variety of heat losses, including those from building roofs and central heating system distribution lines. Thermal imagery from several NASA centers is presented to demonstrate the capability of detecting these heat losses remotely. Many heat loss areas located by the scan data were verified by ground surveys. At this point, at least for such energy-intensive areas, thermal scanning is an excellent means of detecting many possible energy losses.
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