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Research on Power Line Inspection by Visual Based Navigation

Alexander Cerón, Iván Mondragón, Flavio Prieto
2014 Research in Computing Science  
In this paper, the advances obtained through a research process based on the development of a visual based navigation model for an UAV (Unmanned aerial vehicle) with application in power line tracking  ...  The main contribution expected is the method for line tracking through UAV navigation. In this process, a new line detection method based on a computer graphics process was created.  ...  Based on the above related work, the main goal of this research is to develop an UAV vision based navigation for power line detection and tracking and a 3D reconstruction of the surroundings; specifically  ... 
doi:10.13053/rcs-71-1-3 fatcat:7dbqjt4ijvhrjcv3pji5faor6u

Obstacle-navigation control of power transmission lines inspection robot

Ludan wang, Hongguang Wang, Lijin Fang
2007 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO)  
This paper presents an inspection robot suspended on power transmission lines based on a novel movement mechanism with two manipulators and a body.  ...  Based on that arithmetic and theory of visual servoing, line grasping servoing model is built up to achieve line-grasping control.  ...  Based on this locating algorithm, a visual servoing arithmetic is constructed to realize power transmission line grasping control.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robio.2007.4522249 dblp:conf/robio/WangWF07 fatcat:offfqsaiunbkxeqasbhzj7r55e

Visual and Thermal Inspection of Power Substation by Robot

Tushar Patil, Ameen Uddin Ahmad
2017 International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development  
In order to minimize failures of power and avoid the huge economic losses caused by power outages, on line and substation equipment ought to be regularly inspected for detecting defects as soon as possible  ...  There is considerable research on the technology of power substation inspection robot.  ... 
doi:10.31142/ijtsrd2344 fatcat:vqhmn7op7rh25k4vumzbq655qm

Proposal of an Augmented Reality Tag UAV Positioning System for Power Line Tower Inspection [chapter]

Alvaro Rogério Cantieri, Marco Aurélio Wehrmeister, André Schneider Oliveira, José Lima, Matheus Ferraz, Guido Szekir
2019 Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing  
Autonomous inspection Unmanned Aerial Vehicle systems are an essential research area, including power line distribution inspection.  ...  The present work proposes a complementary position data system based on augmented reality tags (AR Tags) to increase the reliability of the UAV fly positioning system.  ...  Introduction The power line inspection process is a mandatory task made periodically by the energy distribution enterprises around the world.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-35990-4_8 fatcat:miyk5i2fmzbu5a7g3hx22na2qm

A brick-architecture-based mobile under-vehicle inspection system

Cheng Qian, David Page, Andreas Koschan, Mongi Abidi, Grant R. Gerhart, Charles M. Shoemaker, Douglas W. Gage
2005 Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VII  
Based on this architecture, the system is built by four bricks: two sensing bricks consisting of a range scanner and a line CCD, one mobility brick, and one computing brick.  ...  Each brick is mainly composed by five modules: data acquisition, data processing, data transmission, power, and self-management.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We greatly thank Cheng Chang for his work in developing the mobility bricks and navigation algorithms, and Zhenhao Cheng for his work in developing the communication DLL and building the  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.602979 fatcat:ud6zxbox6vhjtj2v4mh5ktpftq

A survey of applied robotics for the power industry in Brazil

Walter Fetter Lages, Vinicius Menezes de Oliveira
2012 2012 2nd International Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power Industry (CARPI)  
The power companies have the decision on which project to fund, but they do not conduct the R&D themselves.  ...  The legal mark for the power industry defines the Research and Development (R&D) Program of the Power Sector.  ...  The robot, shown in figure 2, is able to overcome the towers in the power line and has a visual camera for inspection of cables, insulator and clearances the power line.  ... 
doi:10.1109/carpi.2012.6473375 fatcat:ubkwbkowsvajvdoet4b74j5vs4

A State of the Art of Power Transmission Line Maintenance Robots

Kwang-Ho Seok, Yoon Sang Kim
2016 Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology  
This paper dealt with a state-of-the-art maintenance robots for power transmission lines (PTL).  ...  The main features of the robot navigation were derived and classified through analysis of researches conducted by those institutions.  ...  Therefore, research on PTL inspection/maintenance is important for ensuring a stable power supply and preventing wide-area outages.  ... 
doi:10.5370/jeet.2016.11.5.1412 fatcat:zwastbpvwbhuhd4oxdvzqbekaq

Joint Inspection of HD Video and Robot in Substation Based on OCR Technology

Xiao Liao, Ke Xie, Zhen Qiu, Sang-Bing Tsai
2021 Mobile Information Systems  
The related research on multidimensional collaborative inspection technology of substation has attracted great attention.  ...  The research on the joint inspection technology of HD video and robot in substation is of great significance in the operation and maintenance management of substation.  ...  flexible arms to detect transmission lines by climbing power lines and switching routes between poles based on the previous cantilever robot. e robot is designed to prevent inspectors from climbing wires  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/8088574 fatcat:sm7sdj2snbawjiuw4tg4e4szg4

Vision and Control for UAVs: A Survey of General Methods and of Inexpensive Platforms for Infrastructure Inspection

Koppány Máthé, Lucian Buşoniu
2015 Sensors  
ones to tackle these use-cases.  ...  Finally, as an example, we formulate two use-cases for railway inspection, a less explored application field, and illustrate the usage of the vision and control techniques reviewed by selecting appropriate  ...  [97] already point out several research projects all around the world that use quadrotors for power line inspection.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s150714887 pmid:26121608 pmcid:PMC4541813 fatcat:mx662z5lj5b3jovkapc6p6fd5i

A Climbing-Flying Robot for Power Line Inspection [chapter]

Jaka Katrasnik, Franjo Pernus, Bostjan Likar
2010 Climbing and Walking Robots  
Namely, good power line tracking is important for visual position control and navigation, while image quality is of utmost importance for inspection purposes.  ...  The power produced by the power pick-up device depends on the power line current and also on the geometry of the toroidal core.  ...  A Climbing-Flying Robot for Power Line Inspection, Climbing and Walking Robots, Behnam Miripour (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-030-8, InTech, Available from:  ... 
doi:10.5772/8840 fatcat:ev47gtuxanc4bnnljw5wzkqawe

Journal of Intelligent Industrial Systems: Preface to Volume 1 Issue No 4

Gerasimos Rigatos, Pierluigi Siano
2015 Intelligent Industrial Systems  
Finally, in complement to control and electric power systems topics, an article is published on the use of visual inspection techniques for automated defect classification in production lines.  ...  In the area of electric power systems research the issue presents new findings on (i) global linearization-based control and filtering for high voltage DC power transmission systems, (ii) knowledge-based  ...  Finally, in complement to control and electric power systems topics, an article is published on the use of visual inspection techniques for automated defect classification in production lines.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40903-015-0034-5 fatcat:pebpgotobfgxveo2at66vtjyju

Research and application of power grid intelligent inspection management system based on physical ID

Limin Qu, Chao Wang, Jian Zhang, Hang Zhang, Wei Sun, Jie Sheng, M.S. Nazir, H.A. Aziz
2021 E3S Web of Conferences  
system based on physical ID.  ...  Aiming at the problems of low efficiency, poor accuracy and untimely defect detection of traditional power grid equipment inspection methods, this paper proposed a power grid intelligent inspection management  ...  inspection management system for power grid based on physical ID.  ... 
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/202125701027 fatcat:ybqdzoekmrbyfhkr2fllhjowse

Visual-Based Positioning of Aerial Maintenance Platforms on Overhead Transmission Lines

Oswaldo Menéndez, Marcelo Pérez, Fernando Auat Cheein
2019 Applied Sciences  
In this regards, the estimated position of the drone is computed by the maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) by the position information estimated by visual-system, the inertial measurement unit (IMU) and  ...  The system isolates transmission grid conductors in each acquired RGB-image using an image-processing algorithm based on Hough transform, morphological operations, and Gabor filters.  ...  A navigation strategy consists of two stages: (i) power-line detection; and (ii) electrical tower detection. Our visual positioning system is focused on the first goal.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app9010165 fatcat:c4rjohfolvcs5cydsrtffgxf5a

Measuring and Testing Area Navigation Procedures with GNSS

Andrej Novák, Filip Škultéty, Branislav Kandera, Tomasz Łusiak, L. Bartuška
2018 MATEC Web of Conferences  
The paper focusses on the comparative aerial measurements of the GNSS RNP APCH which is approved and published at the Žilina airport.  ...  The displayed outputs on the console were compared with the reference values and subsequently evaluated in the conclusion in this paper.  ...  Acknowledgements: This paper is published as one of the scientific outputs of the project: "New technologies and best practices in education in the Air Transport and Professional Pilots", KEGA 011ŽU-4/  ... 
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201823601004 fatcat:v3gcb4poffdp7nc5i6jtlh47ea

Autonomous visual navigation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for wind turbine inspection

Martin Stokkeland, Kristian Klausen, Tor A. Johansen
2015 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)  
Experimental data acquired by a UAV at a wind park is used to evaluate the accuracy and robustness of recognition and navigation.  ...  An autonomous machine vision module for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) navigation for inspection of wind turbines is presented.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported by the Research Council of Norway through the Centers of Excellence funding scheme, Project 223254 -Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS).  ... 
doi:10.1109/icuas.2015.7152389 fatcat:xprl4f2w5nehpejp3d25le54ue
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