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UAV railway inspection

Discussion in 'Drone Lounge' started by PilotEd, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. PilotEd

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    Posted by PilotEd, Jan 3, 2020 #1
    Zumiao Street, Chancheng District, Foshan, responded to the illegal construction around the Guangmao Railway by starting drones to monitor the buildings along the railways under the jurisdiction of the streets. It only patrolled 10 kilometers in 3 hours. Efficient and cost-effective.

    Through the real-time transmission of the high-definition picture and playback function of the drone, the staff can easily check the situation along the railway, find out and deal with the problem in time.

    Using drones, you can also monitor railway infrastructure, security risks, and more. We know that traditional railway line inspections are generally performed by staff using ordinary instruments or naked eyes to inspect facilities and manually record the situation. However, this is prone to problems such as record errors, inadequate inspections, and inability to troubleshoot in special locations. Need to spend a lot of human costs and investment.

    UAVs have gained good benefits in applications such as power line patrols, bridge monitoring, and urban safety management due to their maneuverability, high-resolution aerial image acquisition, safety and efficiency, and the difficulty in manual field surveys. Similarly, in the railway field, it is also applicable to road maintenance, route selection, address survey, disaster early warning and emergency response.

    The UAV railway inspection solution mainly consists of a flying platform, a gimbal camera, and a ground station:

    And has the following characteristics:

    1. Reliable and stable flight platform to ensure safety;

    2. Easy to carry, not affected by terrain, and flexible;

    3. Ultra-long control distance, global shooting at high altitude;

    4. Advanced three-axis gimbal camera technology, stable and clear picture;

    5. High-definition real-time image return and playback record function;

    6. Up to 30x zoom effect, easily achieve remote image acquisition;

    7. Anti-electromagnetic interference.

    Can be applied to these scenarios in the railway field:

    1, line infrastructure, safety hazard monitoring

    Equipped with a thermal imaging camera to accurately detect transmission lines and line infrastructure monitoring (such as observing rail cracks, deformation, and the condition of sleepers, etc.); detect areas that are difficult for maintenance personnel, such as bridges, tunnels, stations, and power facilities; It can patrol line communication facilities, emergencies, illegal construction, etc. and take photos and collect evidence.

    2. Disaster monitoring and evaluation

    Assessment of disasters such as landslides and debris flows along the railway, strengthen the prevention and control of sudden disasters.

    3. Application of railway project construction

    Drones can monitor the progress of railway projects under construction, and even in the erection of power engineering conductors, displaying traction ropes to drive conductor construction, reducing labor intensity, high safety, and avoiding the felling of trees in the corridors.
     
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