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Title: Continued investigation of thermal and lidar surveys of building infrastructure : Crary Lab and wet utility corridor, McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Authors: LeWinter, Adam L.
Deeb, Elias J.
Filiano, Dominic L.
Finnegan, David C.
Keywords: Building envelope
Buildings--Thermal properties--Testing
Digital elevation model
McMurdo Station (Antarctica)
Optical radar
Point cloud
Thermal infrared
Unmanned aerial system
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CRREL TR-22-5
Abstract: We conducted a combined lidar and thermal infrared survey from both ground-based and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) platforms at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in February 2020 to assess the building thermal envelope and infrastructure of the Crary Lab and the wet utility corridor (utilidor). These high-accuracy, coregistered data produced a 3-D model with assigned temperature values for measured surfaces, useful in identifying thermal anomalies and areas for potential improvements and for assessing building and utilidor infrastructure by locating and quantifying areas settlement and structural anomalies. The ground-based survey of the Crary Lab was similar to previous work performed by the team at both Palmer (2015) and South Pole (2017) Stations. The UAS platform focused on approximately 10,500 linear-feet of utilidor throughout McMurdo Station. The datasets of the two survey areas overlapped, allowing us to combine them into a single, georeferenced 3-D model of McMurdo Station. Coincident exterior temperature and atmospheric measurements and Global Navigation Satellite System real-time kinematic surveys provided further insights. Finally, we assessed the thermal envelope of the Crary Lab and the structural features of the utilidor. The resulting dataset is available for analysis and quantification.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL TR-22-5
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 277 pages / 112.88 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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