Looking for unparalleled detail in your power transmission line, poles, and structure inspections? Look no further. Our Unmanned Aerial Systems allow us to get close to lines and poles, creating detailed images, without the dangers and liabilities of flying a real helicopter carrying high value people and explosive fuel. Every inspection can be automated making repeat missions much more economical. Images / Videos are delivered to you desktop via cloud, allowing you to make decisions as it is flown. Looking for cracked insulators or hot components? We can also have Infrared (IR) capabilities. Call us today for a quote.
How it works. We first fly the right-of-way at a mid or high altitude in a corridor pattern to get the terrain elevation profile including any potential hazards such as trees or other obstacles. Using this accurate profile and GIS data, we determine the optimum route and plan the inspection mission. This mission is then flown with close supervision and minor modifications are made to the route / elevations in order to achieve the best results. This mission is then saved for later use and can be used for subsequent missions including those with other platforms (such as the larger infrared-carrying platforms).