'Taking the temperature' of planes to spot defects

A new process utilising a compact thermal camera to check planes for defects is currently undergoing trials in the aerospace industry, and a patent is pending.
A new process utilising a compact thermal camera to check planes for defects is currently undergoing trials in the aerospace industry, and a patent is pending.PHOTO: PEXELS

Scientists create more efficient process by tapping infrared tech used to detect heat

A team of scientists in Singapore have created a more efficient process utilising a compact thermal camera to check planes for defects.

The technology is similar to that used in temperature-checking stations, which rely on infrared technology to detect the heat signatures of passers-by.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 08, 2020, with the headline ''Taking the temperature' of planes to spot defects'. Print Edition | Subscribe