Transmission and Distribution (T&D) power systems require periodic inspections to ensure safety and reliability. Unmanned aircraft make it possible easily reach difficult-to-monitor areas without the cost of expensive bucket trucks or specialized climbing equipment.
Skyline Drones has relevant industry experience stemming from aerial operations and training with Southern California Edison (SCE). Our Chief Pilot often travels bi-monthly to train and certify new SCE pilots in the Los Angeles area. Some of the benefits of powerline inspection includes cable analysis, short circuits, blown transformers and can help eliminate conditions that may likely result in power and cable outages.
Pole Flange Analysis
A proof of concept was carried out recently to see if our photogrammetry was good enough to compare to a bucket truck for physical measurements. Turns out we nailed it to within 1mm of relative accuracy.