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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 12305-12348; doi:10.3390/s140712305
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Infrared Thermography for Temperature Measurement and Non-Destructive Testing

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1 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Oviedo, Campus de Viesques 33204 Gijón, Asturias, Spain 2 Aeronautical Technology Centre (CTA), Parque Tecnológico de A´ Álava, Juan de la Cierva 1, 01510 Miñano, Spain
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Received: 23 December 2013 / Revised: 26 June 2014 / Accepted: 30 June 2014 / Published: 10 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain 2013)

Abstract

The intensity of the infrared radiation emitted by objects is mainly a function of their temperature. In infrared thermography, this feature is used for multiple purposes: as a health indicator in medical applications, as a sign of malfunction in mechanical and electrical maintenance or as an indicator of heat loss in buildings. This paper presents a review of infrared thermography especially focused on two applications: temperature measurement and non-destructive testing, two of the main fields where infrared thermography-based sensors are used. A general introduction to infrared thermography and the common procedures for temperature measurement and non-destructive testing are presented. Furthermore, developments in these fields and recent advances are reviewed.
Keywords: infrared thermography; active thermography; passive thermography; temperature measurement; non-destructive testing infrared thermography; active thermography; passive thermography; temperature measurement; non-destructive testing
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).
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Usamentiaga, R.; Venegas, P.; Guerediaga, J.; Vega, L.; Molleda, J.; Bulnes, F.G. Infrared Thermography for Temperature Measurement and Non-Destructive Testing. Sensors 2014, 14, 12305-12348.

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