Infrared Thermography: From Sensing Principle to Nondestructive Testing Considerations

  • Jean DumoulinEmail author
Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 16)


This chapter addresses a short review on radiation theory to introduce infrared thermography. Infrared thermography is presented in both passive and active mode. Then, several processing analysis approaches are described, which belong to the signal and image processing domain or to the heat transfer domain. Illustration of results obtained through such analysis approaches are described by two experiments carried out in nonlaboratory conditions. Finally, a conclusion and perspectives are proposed.


Singular Value Decomposition Empirical Orthogonal Function Infrared Camera Focal Plane Array Spectral Bandwidth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IFSTTAR, COSYS-SIIBouguenaisFrance
  2. 2.Inria, I4S TeamRennesFrance

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