© The authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017. This paper presents the design and implementation of device for remote and automatic monitoring of temperature field of large objects. The project aimed to create a quadcopter flying platform equipped with a thermal imaging camera. The object of the research was district heating installations above ground and underground. The results of the work on the implementation of low-cost (below 750 EUR) and efficient heat loss monitoring system. The system consists of a small ( < 2kg) multirotor platform. To perform thermal images micro camera FlirOne with microcomputer Raspberry Pi3 was used. Exploitation of UAVs in temperature field monitoring reveals only a fraction of their capabilities. The fast-growing multirotor platform market continues to deliver new solutions and improvements. Their use in monitoring the environment is limited only by the imagination of the user.
Anweiler, S., Piwowarski, D., & Ulbrich, R. (2017). Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Environmental Monitoring with Special Reference to Heat Loss. E3S Web of Conferences, 19, 02005. https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20171902005