Tag Archives: Unmanned aircraft systems
Unmanned Aircraft System-Based LiDAR Versus Photogrammetry: A Critical Comparison for Vegetation Management
Because vegetation contact with power lines can lead to outages, fires, and threats to public safety, vegetation management is critical. This research compared the accuracy of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) and PhoDAR (aerial images combined with photogrammetric processing) technologies for mapping infrastructure and vegetation.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Functional Specification for Local Structure Inspection: Including Electrical Effects Test Results
This report outlines a specification to help utilities procure drones (also known as unmanned aircraft systems) for transmission structure inspections, covering platforms, payloads, ground stations, inspections, and deliverables. The report also discusses the results of field tests on the performance of drones as they inspected energized power lines.