TRANSMISSION LINE INSPECTION ROBOT
Author’s Name : K Geetha ME (PhD) | Yuvarani C | Vijay shanthi A | Soniya A | KamachiLalitha R
Volume 02 Issue 01 Year 2015 ISSN No: 2349-252X Page no: 7-10
Abstract -This paper describes the development of a mobile robot capable of inspecting the long transmission lines that runs across the cities and towns. The mobile robot walks on overhead ground wires in 500KV power tower. Its ultimate purpose is to automate to inspect the defect of power transmission line. The robot equipped with sensors, detection instruments and data communication apparatus, is capable of inspecting transmission system. Visible light cameras are installed to capture the images of the transmission lines at regular intervals of distance and the communication system is based on wireless Zigbee protocol. The captured images will be sent to the control area, here there is a database of the original images of the transmission line. The images that are received are compared with the databases using Digital Image Processing, and thus defects are found. A prototype robot was developed with careful considerations of mobility.
Keywords – robot, power transmission, navigation, inspection