Assessment of Possibilities to Use Thermal Imaging Cameras for Air Traffic Control

Jacek Zakewski 1, Stanisław Milewski 2, Michał Zabłotny 3

1Polish Naval Academy, Gdynia, Poland

2Polish Naval Academy, Gdynia, Poland

3Polish Naval Academy, Gdynia, Poland

DOI: 10.1515/aon-2017-0014


The character of missions and conditions in which they are carried out by military unmanned aerial vehicles are usually special and difficult. This causes a necessity to provide
support for their missions, especially with regard to checking their condition on the controlled or autonomic flight path, especially during landing and take-off operations.
This paper offers an account of an experiment and an attempt of assessing usefulness of
thermal imaging cameras for controlling flights of aerial vehicles, mainly in areas of airdromes and approach paths.


thermal imaging cameras, landing systems, unmanned aerial vehicles.


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