IEEE - P2821/D6
Draft Guide for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-based Patrol Inspection System for Transmission Lines
|Publication Date:||1 July 2020|
This guide addresses the composition, general technical requirements, testing method and testing rules of UAV-based patrol inspection systems.
This Guide applies to the UAV systems used for patrol inspection on AC and DC overhead transmission lines.
Patrol inspection on transmission lines is an arduous task involving high electrical safety risks, harsh working environment and high workload. The UAV-based patrol inspection is safer and easier than foot patrol inspection to identify the defects and risks in transmission lines and surrounding environment. With optimized system functions and performance, UAV-based patrol inspection could realize high inspection quality, consistency, efficiency and coverage. The purpose of this Guide is to provide information on the system composition, applications, functions and performance, test methods, and operational procedures of the UAV-based patrol inspection system for overhead transmission lines, and thus help utilities to choose and use the right inspection system for a specific application.