History

A Brief History of the Thermosense Conference

At the American Society of Photogrammetry annual meeting in Washington D.C. in 1977, Dr. Robert Madding was commiserating over beers (DuPont Circle Holiday Inn bar) with Drs. Alan Stevens and Tom Lillesand, all at the University of Wisconsin-Madison at that time, about the use and abuse of infrared technology in energy conservation.

We decided complaining amongst ourselves served no useful purpose, so we decided to create a conference to shed light on the capabilities and limitations of IR technology for energy conservation. Thermosense was born. Dr. Lillesand came up with the name.

The first two Thermosense Conferences focused heavily on buildings and energy conservation as we were in the middle of the energy “crisis” at the time.
Herb Kaplan was active in the Thermosense Conference since day one as well, as an author and also as the exhibits coordinator. As the second meeting concluded, the steering committee discussed the ASP’s continuing emphasis on non-quantitative airborne thermal imaging, and agreed that Thermosense needed a broader venue.

At the time Herb Kaplan was also exhibitor liaison with SPIE, and spoke with Sue Davis and then with Joe Yaver, SPIE’s Executive Director. Joe made us an offer we couldn’t refuse (the deal we still enjoy today) and ThermoSense III was held under the aegis of SPIE. As the energy crisis was almost “solved”, Thermosense evolved into broader applications of IR sensing. SPIE has been able to support our relatively small conference through synergy with other larger conferences as one big Symposium called Aerosense.

Thermosense I 

First National Conference on the Capabilities and Limitations of Thermal Infrared Sensing Technology in Energy Conservation Programs; September 20-21, 1978; Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hilton Inn, Chattanooga, TN.  Sponsored by The American Society of Photogrammetry, Co-sponsored by The Department of Energy, The Tennessee Valley Authority. Proceedings published by The American Society of Photogrammetry, 105 N. Virginia Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046.

Library of Congress TJ163.27.N34 1978 697′.0028 79-20987 (Thomas M. Lillesand)

Thermosense II

Second National Conference on Thermal Infrared Sensing Technology for Energy Conservation Programs. Sponsored by The American Society of Photogrammetry, Co-sponsored by The Department of Energy, Technology Application Center.

Library of Congress Catalog Number 79-20987. ISSN 0198-6236 (Stanley A. Morain)

Thermosense III

Thermal Infrared Sensing Applied to Energy Conservation in Building Envelopes,  Jan 1980 Vol. 254 Out of Print (Minneapolis) (R P Madding)

Thermosense IV

Thermal Infrared Sensing Applied to Energy Conservation in Building Envelopes  Jan 1981 Vol. 313 Out of Print (Ottawa) (R A Grot/J T Wood)

Thermosense V (Detroit)

Thermal Infrared Sensing Diagnostics(G E Courville) Jan 1982 Vol. 371 Out of Print

Thermosense VI

Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control (Oct 1983, Oak Brook, Il) (G J Burrer) Jan 1983 Vol. 446 Out of Print

Thermosense VII

Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control (A G Kantsios) Jan 1984 Vol. 520 Out of Print

Thermosense VIII

Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control(H Kaplan) Jan 1985 Vol. 581 Out of Print

Thermosense IX

Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control (R P Madding) Jan 1987 Vol. 780 Out of Print

Thermosense X

Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control (R D Lucier) Jan 1988 Vol. 934 Out of Print

Thermosense XI

Intl Conf on Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control (G B McIntosh) Mar 1989 Vol. 1094 Out of Print

Thermosense XII

An Intl Conf on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (S A Semanovich) Mar 1990 Vol. 1313 Out of Print

Thermosense XIII

(G S Baird) Mar 1991 Vol. 1467 Out of Print

Thermosense XIV

An Intl Conf on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (J K Eklund) Apr 1992 Vol. 1682

Thermosense XV

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications Apr 1993 Vol. 1933 (L R Allen)

Thermosense XVI

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications Mar 1994 Vol. 2245 (J R Snell)

Thermosense XVII

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications Mar 1995 Vol. 2473 (S Semanovich)

Thermosense XVIII

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications Mar 1996 Vol. 2766 (D D Burleigh/J W Spicer)

Thermosense XIX

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications Apr 1997 Vol. 3056 (R N Wurzbach/D D Burleigh)

Thermosense XX

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (J R Snell/R N Wurzbach) Mar 1998 Vol. 3361

Thermosense XXI

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (D H LeMieux/J R Snell) Mar 1999 Vol. 3700

Thermosense XXII

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (R B Dinwiddie/D H LeMieux) Mar 2000 Vol. 4020

Thermosense XXIII

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (A E Rozlosnik /R B Dinwiddie) Apr 2001 Vol. 4360

Thermosense XXIV

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (Xavier P. Maldague / A E Rozlosnik ) Apr 2002 Vol. 4710

Thermosense XXV

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications ( K. Elliott Cramer / Xavier P. Maldague ) April 2003 Vol. 5073 .

Thermosense XXVI

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications ( Douglas D. Burleigh /K. Elliott Cramer / G. Raymond Peacock) April 2004 Vol. 5405.

Thermosense XXVII

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications ( G. Raymond Peacock/Douglas D. Burleigh /Jonathan J. Miles) April 2005 Vol. 5782.

THERMOSENSE XXVIII

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (Jonathan J. Miles, G. Raymond Peacock, Kathryn M. Knettel) April 2006 Vol 6205.

THERMOSENSE XXIX

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (Kathryn M. Knettel, Vladimir P. Vavilov, Jonathan J. Miles) April 2007 Vol 6541.

THERMOSENSE XXX

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (Vladimir P. Vavilov; Douglas D. Burleigh) March 2008 Vol 6939

THERMOSENSE XXXI

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (Douglas D. Burleigh; Ralph B. Dinwiddie) April 2009 Vol 7299

THERMOSENSE XXXII

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (Ralph B. Dinwiddie; Morteza Safai) April 2010 Vol 7661

THERMOSENSE XXXIII

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (Morteza Safai; Jeff R. Brown) April 2011 Vol 8013

THERMOSENSE XXXIV

An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (Douglas Burleigh; Gregory R. Stockton) April 2012 Vol 8354

 

Leave a Reply