Aerial Utility Inspection Missions

SENSE & DETECT


AERIAL UTILITY INSPECTIONS

Millions of miles of power lines are being inspected by driving in vehicles and then on foot where inaccessible terrain discourages close or multiple angle viewing. Frequent stops are time-consuming. At times, inspectors fly aboard helicopters to inspect visually and/or with binoculars and handheld cameras, where fatigue associated with looking through these devices sets in quickly. Helicopters equipped with TrakkCams provide multispectral inspections (visible, radiometric infrared, ultraviolet and high-resolution digital stills) that cover more distance per hour.

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UAVs are a popular tool that complements helicopter inspections by providing spot inspections after repairs. Coupled with preventive repairs, the TrakkaCam provides cost savings by helping to reduce reactive maintenance and unscheduled downtime. In addition to utility inspections, the TrakkaCam can be used for pipeline and ROW inspections, disaster damage assessment, wildfire fighting, environmental and wildlife surveys.

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MISSION PRODUCTS

TrakkaCam

TC-300-R

Trakka’s TC-300-R is a compact, stabilized, radiometric thermal imaging/video system that gives utility and environmental operators the capability to measure temperatures in real-time, and capture high-definition video from an airborne platform. The TC-300-R allows for faster inspection speeds and saves utility companies costs by helping to reduce reactive maintenance and unscheduled downtime. In addition to utility inspections, the TC-300-R is an invaluable tool for wildfire fighting. The radiometric camera penetrates through smoke and provides temperature measurements in real-time of hot spots, day and night. The system is ITAR free and widely exportable.

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TC-300-R comes standard with embedded metadata, Moving Target Detection (MTI), and a fully integrated IMU/INS for Geo-Location, Geo Hold, and simplified Moving Maps integration, enabling operators and commanders to share mission-critical information in real-time. The payloads are supported by 4-axis active gyro-stabilization and integrated 6-axis passive vibration isolation to compensate for aircraft maneuvering and eliminate external vibrations producing clear stable High-Definition images. The TC-300-R provides the geographical coordinates to direct firefighters and water bombers to critical locations. Coupled with the TM-100’s measuring tools, the system informs the command center of the fire’s perimeter, distance to buildings and roads, and its progress. TC-300-R is available with the TrakkaMaps TM-100 map and video management system. It easily integrates with the TrakkaBeam TLX, TLXc, or 800 searchlights for a fully integrated total surveillance solution package.

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Features

Radiometric thermal camera with real – time temperature measurement capability.

Radiometric output provides f ull thermal resolution images

Detailed temperature analysis and reporting software

Single LRU and MISB compliant video on Ethernet streams

Product is completely ITAR – free and are widely exportable

TrakkaCam

SWE-400 QUAD

Trakka’s SWE-400 QUAD multi-purpose, stabilized, multi-spectral imaging system gives utility and environmental operators the capability to measure temperatures in real-time, detect Corona discharges, and capture high-definition video and mega-pixel digital still photos from an airborne platform.

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The SWE-400 QUAD increases inspection speeds and saves utility companies costs by helping to reduce reactive maintenance and unscheduled downtime. The system is also an effective tool for oil spill detection, as the long-wave infrared camera detects thick oil sheens, and the specialized UV camera detects thinner sheens. The SWE-400 QUAD is also invaluable for wildfire fighting missions, as the radiometric camera penetrates through smoke to see hot spots and provides temperature measurements in real-time. The UV camera determines the direction and behavior of the fire and provides the geographical coordinates to direct firefighters and water bombers to critical locations. The fully digital 4-axis active gyro stabilization gimbal compensates for aircraft maneuvering and eliminates external vibrations. Coupled with the TM-100’s measuring tools, the system informs the command center of the fire’s perimeter, distance to buildings and roads, and its progress. 

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Features

Radiometric output provides full thermal resolution images

Realtime temperature measurements

Detailed temperature analysis and reporting software

Solar Blind UV channel for Corona detection

High resolution digital stills photo camera with continuous zoom lens.

All stored photos are geo – referenced with location information.

MISB compliant video on Ethernet streams

TrakkaMaps

TM-100

TrakkaMaps TM-100 is a full-featured mission mapping and video management system that can run on various computer platforms, including notebooks and ruggedized laptops. The affordable and flexible architecture is easily customizable with open-source databases and user proprietary secure databases. Designed to integrate with TrakkaCam cameras and TrakkaBeam searchlights, the TM-100 can slew the camera and searchlight line of sight to any point on the map with the touch of the screen, mouse click, address, intersection, city, points of interest, or coordinate entries. The TM-100’s intuitive touchscreen controls offer 3D, street, satellite, and custom map views, available with augmented reality overlays on live video imagery.

Features

Operator selectable viewing modes

3D map views

Augmented Reality (A.R.) overlays on live video imagery

Plug and play with other Trakka products; low-cost full-featured mapping

Innovative post-mission image and video processing

INSTALLATIONS


Did you know?

With 30 to 50 workers in every 100,000 killed on the job every year, according to T&D World, utility line work is one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America.