The objective of the programme was the extraction and Damage/Defects identification in the civil structures and their assessment using Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence.

A technology is being developed for identifying the size, depth, type and location of the damage in the civil structure for their health monitoring. It is a non-invasive approach, based

Fig. 1: (a) Depth Estimation using Natural Heating

Fig. 2: (b) Depth Estimation using thermography

on thermal imaging and analysis. At present, the algorithms have been developed and are being tested using the laboratory generated data. The depth estimation simulation results are shown in Figs 2 & 3.

Fig. 3: (a) Defect scene (b) Depth profile