Thermography is the translation of thermal energy (heat) into visible light in order to analyze a particular object or scene. An aerial thermographer uses a thermal camera to measure that translation as it’s happening. Here is a list of seven ways you can make money with aerial thermography as a commercial drone pilot.

Solar Inspection

Any defects in the solar panel like swirl defect, cell defects (scratched, cracked or broken cell) or dirt upon the surface area of photovoltaic cell results in hot places/hot spots which in turn produce heat. UAV inspection forms an essential part of quality control methodology and periodic maintenance schedules. The cutting-edge UAV technology at GarudaUAV provides an efficient method of validating new installations and helps to maintain maximum operational output from Data.

One should have compact sets of high-class thermal imaging; Geo tagged high resolution camera and control elements to inspect quickly a large area of the power plant. Thermal imaging detects defective panel cells, connection points and complete arrays that form individual electrical phases. During the flight we can control and monitor live images to produce fully radiometric data which will be the primary raw data. The data are further processed and analyzed by our specialist at our platform. Now, UAVs reduces this infeasibility, cost and numbers of hours for solar power plant inspection.

Through the light weight thermal sensors mounted on UAV, the difference between defected panel and proper functioning can be identified through software and experts as defected panel create more heat. Thermo experts deal with the pattern of heat structure and the team further make final report within small period of time in an efficient and structured manner that help solar form to run at its peak frequency.

Wildlife Thermography

Some of the most interesting and challenging Veterinary Thermography – Animal Thermal Imaging – Animal Health animals to diagnose are wildlife, zoo and marine species. Thermal imaging enables non-contact, stress free evaluation of a number of conditions such as non-specific lameness, wound management and pregnancy detection in mammalian species. Zoos around the world are now turning to thermal imaging as a part of their animal management programs