2016-2017 Science Planning Summaries
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2016-2017 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Building envelope and infrastructure assessment using an integrated thermal imaging and LiDAR scanning system

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Program Manager:
Ms. Jessie Crain

ASC POC/Implementer:
Samina Ouda / Bob DeValentino

Principal Investigator

Dr. Elias Joseph Deeb

US Army Cold Regions Research & Engineering Lab
Hanover, New Hampshire


Supporting Stations: South Pole Station
Research Locations: On station


The goal of this project is to deploy integrated thermal infrared/LiDAR instrumentation platforms at South Pole and McMurdo Stations. Team members will use those platforms to conduct surveys of building infrastructure/envelopes. These surveys will provide comprehensive three-dimensional thermal models to assess thermal efficiency and discover potential areas for energy-efficiency improvements.

Field Season Overview

The team will deploy mid-January for an, approximately, three-day LIDAR survey of the elevated station perimeter. While awaiting transport to South Pole, or Christchurch, and only if time permits, similar surveys will be conducted of the facilities at Williams Field, McMurdo Station.

Deploying Team Members

  • David Finnegan (Co-PI)
  • Adam Lewinter (Co-PI)