Volume XL-3/W2
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-3/W2, 155-159, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-3-W2-155-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-3/W2, 155-159, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-3-W2-155-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  10 Mar 2015

10 Mar 2015

DEVELOPMENT AND TEST OF BLIMP-BASED COMPACT LIDAR POWEWR-LINE INSPECTION SYSTEM

W. W. Pan1, Y. J. Dou1, G. L. Wang1, M. X. Wu2, R. G. Ren2, and X. Xu2 W. W. Pan et al.
  • 1China Academy of Engineering Physics, China,
  • 2Mianyang Skyeye Laser Technology Co. Ltd.

Keywords: Compact LIDAR, Unmanned blimps, Transmission line inspection, Flight along power-line, Safety hazards analysis

Abstract. This paper introduces a compact LIDAR system designed to inspect overhead transmission line for maintenance purposes. This LIDAR system is carried by a small unmanned helium airship, which is guided by GPS and laser ranging to fly automatically along the power-line over a limited distance. The 3D coordinates of the power line, power tower and power line channel features are gathered by LIDAR. Test have been accomplished using this blimp-based compact LIDAR power-line inspection system. Its inspections of a 500kV power lines also shows the high efficient inspection, less risk to personnel and more inspections per day compared with manual inspection.