Drone aerial inspection of pole and tower equipment is very beneficial. Aerial drone inspection will be able to take a panoramic view with one key, innovate data visualization, inspection management, speed up the work efficiency of pole and tower inspection, and improve efficiency.
Why use drones to inspect towers?
Tower equipment is often extremely complex and requires a number of environmental considerations when inspecting.
When the Autel multi-rotor drone conducts inspections, it can record complex and changeable route trajectories through Autel's teaching algorithm, and store details such as angles and time stamps for future use.
Drones can accurately re-shoot, import 360° panoramas into the GIS system for visual management, AI research and judgment, timely alarm and response to tower structural defects and temperature abnormalities, and generate abnormal trend analysis reports to achieve multi-dimensional, autonomous, and intelligent. Highly intelligent inspection program.
Pain points of traditional tower inspection
- High labor cost
Manual inspections take a long time to commute, the efficiency of tower climbing is low, and there are great safety hazards. The frequency and accuracy of inspections often fail to meet the quality standards.
- Complex flight environment
The surrounding environment of the iron tower equipment is complex, with many obstacles, insufficient light, and strong signal interference.
- Lack of consistency
The same point data does not have the ability to repeatedly compare the information collected each time, and there are problems of duplication or missed shots, which cannot be processed uniformly through GIS information.
- Difficulty post-processing
There is a lack of systematic and visual management models and tools, and the cost of manual processing is high.
The Business Value of Using the Aircraft Inspection Drone
Smart Task Recording
Record the flight trajectory of the drone to generate a three-dimensional route through the teaching method, realize one-key flight autonomous inspection, record once, and use it repeatedly for a long time, effectively solving the problem of route data acquisition in complex environments without a model.
The Autel drone with RTK module can realize centimeter-level flight deviation correction, AI supports automatic correction of the gimbal shooting angle, ensures that each point is accurately reshot at the same coordinates and angles, and improves and simplifies sample convergence data.
One-click Panorama, GIS Application Support
Take "one-click panorama" shooting above the iron tower to obtain 360° surrounding environment samples, then import the iron tower and panoramic photos into the GIS system, and establish a database for visual planning and management.
Dual Camera AI analysis
Autel thermal imaging drone is equipped with a three-axis stabilized gimbal, equipped with high-definition visible light + 640x512 pixel thermal imaging dual-light lens, the image is sent back to Autel SkySkyCommand Center, and AI can quickly identify structural defects and temperature anomalies.
Automatic Detection Report
After an inspection is completed, Autel SkySkyCommand Center will automatically generate a complete inspection report, including inspection time, list of towers covered by routes, list of abnormal towers, abnormal description and corresponding images, number of abnormal towers, and abnormal trend analysis by cycle.
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Centimeter-Level & High-Precision Positioning System No GCP Required | 8K 0.8" CMOS 50MP | 640*512 thermal imaging camera
Autonomous, Semi-Autonomous, Or Remote Piloting | Multi-Nest Systems All Weather Performance | Transportable & Easy Setup
Project And Mission Management | Offline Mesh Network Multi-Channel Live Streaming | Remote Fleet Control | Data Storage And Analytic
720° Obstacle Avoidance | Non-GPS Return-to-Home | 42 Mins Flight Time | Automatic Obstacle Rerouting
PinPoint | Team Work | Polygon Mission | Waypoint Mission | Oblique Photography
3D Modeling | 2D Modeling | Efficient Processing | Flexible And Convenient
Autonomous, Semi-Autonomous, Or Remote Piloting | Multi-Nest Systems | All Weather Performance | Transportable & Easy Setup
Project And Mission Management | Offline Mesh Network | Multi-Channel Live Streaming | Remote Fleet Control | Data Storage And Analytic