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Title: Building envelope assessment using thermal infrared and lidar scanning : Palmer Station, Antarctica
Authors: Deeb, Elias J.
LeWinter, Adam L.
Keywords: Antarctica
Buildings--Cold regions
Buildings--Heating and ventilation
Buildings--Thermal properties
Optical radar
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.) ) ; no. ERDC/CRREL TR-18-9
Abstract: Through the use of an integrated lidar and thermal infrared (TIR) ground-based sensor, the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL) conducted a survey at Palmer Station, Antarctica, in October 2015 to assess thermal building envelopes of the main infrastructure. These co-registered data produce three-dimensional models with assigned temperature values of target buildings, useful in spatially identifying thermal anomalies and areas for potential improvements in building construction (e.g., insulation, soffits, windows, doors, etc.). For Palmer Station, the National Science Foundation identified three focus buildings: Biolab, Garage-Warehouse-Recreation (GWR), and Terralab. The lidar/TIR data collection was conducted in tandem with interior and exterior temperature and atmospheric measurement logging, handheld thermal and electro-optical imagery collection, and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) real-time kinematic surveys to place the collected data in a global coordinate system. This report details the findings of these efforts and summarizes the results for each of the three focus buildings. In general, the more recently constructed Terralab exhibits a sounder building envelope without any major thermal deficiencies when compared to both the Biolab and GWR buildings. The three-dimensional models of all buildings allow for a holistic view of these thermal deficiencies and provide a means for prioritizing potential construction activities.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL TR-18-9
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 47 pages/20.80 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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