Gasvoda, David S.. 2000. Handheld Infrared Viewers for Wildland Fire Applications. 0051 2312. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 1 p.
Two interagency hot shot crew members evaluated the Omega OS93 infrared scanner and the Omega OS520 infrared thermometer. The devices detected hotspots when they were pointed directly at them. But they could not be used reliably to scan an area for hotspots. Conventional techniques are more reliable and cost effective. These infrared units cannot reliably be used to detect hotspots.
Keywords: electronics, hotspots, scanners, sensing thermometers
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