Infrared Scanning, Object Classification, and Safety Screening: Thermographic photography from theoretical concepts to real world applications
Initially, my project was intended to use an infrared camera to characterize the unique exhaust signature of vehicles and identify them through image recognition. Things do not always go as planned, and, in the process of data collection the COVID-19 outbreak occurred. For a period of two months most of my efforts ended up being refocused to effectively screening personnel as an essential employee for a large manufacturer and resulted in efficient checks for our staff. Between working with people and vehicles and seeing the variance in temperature between samples and ambient conditions I collected data that are being processed to determine the viability of my original idea that will hopefully be done prior to presentation. After graduation I intend to return to the United States Marine Corps and apply my education toward the continued defense of our nation.