UK: In order to help local councils to deal with energy inefficiency and fuel poverty in Britain’s towns and cities, aerial survey company Bluesky, is mapping heat loss in the country. The company is using a state-of-the-art thermal survey camera, advanced navigation and positioning system and improved sensor control and user interface.
The Bluesky ‘microbolometer’ thermal camera can perform nearer to the real ambient temperature around the camera making it more suitable for use in aircraft flying at night.
“We are delighted to be the first to market with this superior thermal mapping system – it is the only fully integrated geospatial thermal infrared system in use in the UK,” commented Rachel Tidmarsh Managing Director of Bluesky International. “It will enable us to significantly improve the accuracy and efficiency of data capture. This will in turn benefit organisations such as Local Authorities and environmental consultants that are trying to reduce carbon emissions through more targeted and therefore effective energy efficiency campaigns.”
As well as being designed to operate under conditions of rapidly changing ambient temperature, the Bluesky sensor is also capable of measuring within the optimal spectral range required to assess the emissivity from building roofs.