The VZ-1000 at the South Pole!

Adam LeWinter and Dave Finnegan (US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory) traveled to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to conduct a terrestrial LiDAR/Thermal Infrared survey of the Elevated Station as part of a National Science Foundation funded project.

The system utilizes the Riegl VZ-1000 with integrated InfraTec VarioCAM HD thermal camera to capture a 3-dimensional thermal map of the building, used to assess the building envelope for thermal efficiency. Working in temperatures down to -30 degree C, CRREL designed a heated thermal jacket to keep both scanner and camera warm.

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