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Aerial video inspection of overhead power lines

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4 Author(s)
C. C. Whitworth ; Technol. Centre, DERA, Winfrith, UK ; A. W. G. Duller ; D. I. Jones ; G. K. Earp

Electricity companies routinely inspect their overhead lines by helicopter. The work described here aims to enhance the inspection process by using video surveillance techniques to capture and store visual information for easy retrieval as a basis for maintenance planning. The article considers the problem of how to acquire and smoothly track known visual features of the network using a helicopter-mounted camera.

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Power Engineering Journal  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 1 )