BOLETIM DE CIENCIAS GEODESICAS, cilt.19, ss.711-728, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Thermographic cameras record temperatures emitted by objects in the infrared region. These thermal images can be used for texture analysis and deformation caused by moisture and isolation problems. For accurate geometric survey of the deformations, the geometric calibration and performance evaluation of the thermographic camera should be conducted properly. In this study, an approach is proposed for the geometric calibration of the thermal cameras for the geometric survey of deformation caused by moisture. A 3D test object was designed and used for the geometric calibration and performance evaluation. The geometric calibration parameters, including focal length, position of principal point, and radial and tangential distortions, were determined for both the thermographic and the digital camera. The digital image rectification performance of the thermographic camera was tested for photogrammetric documentation of deformation caused by moisture. The obtained results from the thermographic camera were compared with the results from digital camera based on the experimental investigation performed on a study area.