Working with US Aerial Video, Infrasense has investigated the use of drones to collect infrared data of bridge decks. Data was collected on two bridge decks in the Pittsburgh area using a drone equipped with both visual and infrared cameras. This data was analyzed to determine whether there was sufficient detail to map surface and subsurface distresses from above.
Satisfied with the quality of the aerial infrared data, Infrasense teamed with BDI and US Aerial Video to perform infrared and visual data collection on two bridge decks in North Carolina. These bridges were previously tested by both Infrasense and BDI using vehicle-based methods, including ground penetrating radar and infrared thermography. The aerial data collection provided state engineers with a live demonstration of the capabilities of this new data collection system for bridge deck condition surveys