The current problems of power inspection
The traditional manual inspection method not only need heavy workload but also faces difficult conditions, especially in mountainous areas and across the river transmission lines, as well as ice disasters, floods, earthquakes, landslides, and late-night inspection. The manual method needs much time, the labor cost is high, and it is difficult to complete manual inspection methods in some line areas and some inspection projects.
Advantages of UAV Applications
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operation can greatly improve the speed and efficiency of power transmission maintenance and maintenance, so that many tasks can be completed quickly in a fully charged environment. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operation can also rapidly expand the scope of operation, and is not disturbed by sludge and snow. Therefore, unmanned aerial vehicle patrol mode is undoubtedly a safe, fast, efficient and promising patrol mode.
Application of UAV in the field of electricity
1) Power distribution line site planning
The use of fixed-wing/multi-rotor UAVs and multi-view cameras enables high-resolution and accurate mapping of target areas, providing an accurate basis for power distribution line planning.
2) Regular inspection of the surrounding environment of the power distribution line
The long-range fixed-wing UAVs and high-definition aerial cameras and image post-processing equipment can be used to take aerial photographs around long-distance power distribution lines and to achieve regular inspections of the surrounding environment.#
3) Power distribution line inspection
Real-time channelized inspection of illegal construction and trees around the power distribution line is carried out with fixed-wing UAVs equipped with visible light camera equipment. The multi-rotor UAV equipped with visible/infrared equipment is used to realize the fine patrol inspection of pins and insulators in pole and tower.
4) The disposal of waste material on the distribution line
Multi-rotor UAV equipped with laser obstacle removal equipment is used to dispose of the waste material on distribution lines.