High Performance RIEGL Laser Scanning Technology Pushing the Boundaries!
Adam LeWinter and Dave Finnegan (US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory) traveled to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to conduct a terrestrial LiDAR/Thermal Infrared survey of the Elevated Station as part of a National Science Foundation funded project.
The system utilizes the RIEGL VZ-1000 with integrated InfraTec VarioCAM HD thermal camera to capture a 3-dimensional thermal map of the building, used to assess the building envelope for thermal efficiency. Working in temperatures down to -30 degree C, CRREL designed a heated thermal jacket to keep both scanner and camera warm.
Text and photos by Adam LeWinter and Dave Finnegan, US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory