Development of a handheld thermal imaging device for inspection of structures

(THERMOCAMERA)

 
Project Overview
 
THERMOCAMERA concentrates in the development of a portable device for the automatic detection of energy losses in buildings using both thermal images and data received from a wireless sensor network. The development of the system requires methodology that includes industrial research in: (a) Design and implementation of a pre-industrial prototype, incorporating a Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) platform, Image Analysis and Decision Making Hardware, adapted for handheld computers for the collection and processing of infrared (IR) images in real time, (b) Development and training of software for identification of energy losses in buildings through the use of IR images, (c) Development of fusion techniques for combining information from IR images with data retrieved from wireless sensor networks in smart houses and fusing this information with the IR processing data, (d) Design of a database and graphical user interface for handheld computer.

Partners Involved
 
  • Cyprus University of Technology
  • The Research Academic Computer Technology Institute (RACTI)
  • SignalGeneriX Ltd
  • Philips Trust Foundation
  • Ministry of Energy, Commerce Industry and Tourism
 

 
  This project is co-funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation under the Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Innovation 2009-2010.