Research on Image Recognition Method of Icicle Length and Bridging State on Power Insulators

Yongcan Zhu, Cheng Liu, Xinbo Huang, Xiaoling Zhang, Ye Zhang, Yi Tian
2019 IEEE Access  
Icicle will cause serious distortion of insulator electric field, weaken its voltage strength, and easily cause insulator flashover. Previous studies have shown that the longer the length of icicles on insulator, the greater the possibility of electric flashover. Then, it is of great theoretical significance and practical value to study the image identification technology of icicle length of iced insulators. Firstly, the growth mechanism and structural characteristics of insulator icicles are
more » ... scussed in this paper, and the image acquisition method of iced insulator is discussed. Secondly, the methods of saliency detection and color feature analysis are used to extract the region of icicle and insulator sheds respectively, then, the icicle structure on insulator is obtained by the difference calculation of above two images. Meanwhile, the pixel curve of the iced insulator image is processed by Fourier transform, and the reference size of insulators icicle is obtained by calculating the length of the shed spacing. Finally, a practical case about iced insulators in substations is analyzed in detail, which proves the effectiveness of the method proposed in this paper. INDEX TERMS Power insulators, icicle, insulator bridged, image recognition method, saliency detection. 183524 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. For more information, see VOLUME 7, 2019
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2958177 fatcat:s6enkz7jyvd6bhm7dxfu5epgci