Thermal Imagine Applications Toward Design Optimization and Operational Troubleshooting of Lightweight Robotic Vehicles
TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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The Army is interested in using thermal imaging devices to identify potential mechanicalelectrical failure modes and to validate system design of unmanned ground vehicles. Such a method would allow the improved reliablity and durability of unmanned ground vehicles, would improve system design by identifying overworked components and identify failing components during proventive maintenance. The presentation illustrates the use of forward looking infrared FLIR technology in detecting hot spots created by overworked components in a robot designed by a high school team. FLIR imagery is used within the Army and industry for thermal management of various systems to include circuit design and thermal management of heat producing elements.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Infrared Detection and Detectors