AIRBORNE INFRARED IMAGERY AND ITS LIMITATIONS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING PRACTICE

THE RANGE OF AIRBORNE INFRARED IMAGING TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN GREATLY EXPANDED IN THE PAST DECADE TO INCLUDE AN EVER DIVERSIFYING NUMBER OF USES. LITERATURE REGARDING APPLICATIONS ABOUNDS, BUT FEW AUTHORS HAVE ADDRESSED THE PROBLEM OF THE LIMITATIONS OF THE TECHNIQUE. THIS PAPER DISCUSSES SPECIFIC LIMITATIONS OF THE INFRARED IMAGING TECHNIQUE. OF PRIME INTEREST IS WHAT INFRARED CANNOT DO FOR THE CIVIL ENGINEER UNDER PRESENT STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY. THE DISCUSSION IS DIVIDED INTO THE TWO GENERAL CATEGORIES OF GEOLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL LIMITATIONS AND IS BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE DERIVED FROM OPERATIONAL AIRBORNE INFRARED IMAGING SURVEYS PERFORMED SINCE 1963. COMMENTS ARE LIMITED TO INFORMATION DERIVABLE BY INTERPRETATION FROM FILM OR POSITIVE CONTACT PRINTS OF INFRARED IMAGERY. GENERALIZATIONS MADE ARE MEANT NOT TO BE SWEEPING STATEMENTS BUT TO APPLY ONLY TO THE SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTS SAMPLED ON DATA COLLECTION FLIGHTS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 14-21
  • Monograph Title: Remote sensing for highway engineering
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902093X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 15 1973 12:00AM