Abstract

The recent advances in mobile device hardware and software introduced new opportunities to perform more advanced computation and measurements for buildings. Multispectral optical imaging is a widely recognized technique for building diagnostics, as it is non-destructive, quick, and provides rich spatial-spectral information about the different surfaces for decisions related to building energy performance. However, such implementations require an accurate image fusion. The purpose of this study is to introduce a practical and robust image registration method for mobile-device-based multispectral imaging analysis for building diagnostics. Considering the complicated building geometries including walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, windows, and doors, a new approach based on planar homography is chosen for determining the feature points that are required to perform image fusion between different images. The results obtained are compared against the other available methods, which show that the current method provides multispectral images enhanced with accurate qualitative information, as long as the constraints are satisfied. The results are compared with the state-of-the-art methods. The possible impact of the multispectral imaging to the future of building diagnostics is also discussed.

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» Visualization 1       The MSX distance enables users to manually arrange the VIS information embedded in the multispectral image.

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