Thermal imaging involves the detection of radiation in the thermal infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum, from which data on temperature can be derived.
Unlike ground level surveys, UAV based surveys present fewer safety risks to the personnel involved (for example, by not requiring them to approach potentially hazardous machinery) whilst at the same time allowing sites to remain operational during the survey.
UAVs are a cost effective alternative to more conventional aerial platforms such as manned aircraft and satellites. We are able to offer much lower operational costs, greater flexibility (for example, being able to alter our course as the need arises) and the ability to operate from the site of interest, rather than having to travel to it from an airfield. UAVs provide a compromise between the data collected by manned aircraft and satellites, with the higher resolutions typically associated with manned aircraft surveys without the high costs required to fund such a survey.
Our ability to fly far lower than aircraft (between 0-120m, depending on ground cover), and much closer to the survey subject, means we can obtain more detailed imagery.