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Visual based navigation for power line inspection by using virtual environments
Author(s): Alexander Cerón; Iván F. Mondragón ; Flavio Prieto
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Paper Abstract

Power line inspection is an important task for the maintenance of electrical infrastructure. UAVs (Unmanned aerial vehicle) can be very useful in the inspection process because the high costs of obtaining images of power lines from different perspectives and the logistic problems of manned flights. The use of the power line as a reference for navigation can be difficult because the different backgrounds, we consider the use of the tower as a reference in order to improve the orientation of the UAV respect to the electrical grid. In this work we generate a process for navigation based in tower detection. The navigation is performed by using the information extracted from a frontal camera in a visual control scheme and validated in virtual environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9406, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXXII: Algorithms and Techniques, 94060J (8 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2083478
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander Cerón, Univ. Militar Nueva Granada (Colombia)
Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
Iván F. Mondragón , Pontificia Univ. Javeriana (Colombia)
Flavio Prieto, Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9406:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXXII: Algorithms and Techniques
Juha Röning; David Casasent, Editor(s)

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