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 longwave thermal imaging camera and video systems give aircrews the ability to detect and evaluate hot spots located on utility companies’ transmission grids, assist in wildfire suppression efforts, pipeline inspections, natural disaster management and pollution assessments. The TC-300-R contains an infrared camera capable of real-time temperature measurements to locate hot spots or burning embers through the smoke and complete darkness.

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The high-definition video camera allows for a situational overview and long-range performance due to its continuous zoom capability. The IMU/INS combined with the laser range finder of the TC-300-R provides and holds the geographical locations and points of interest. The geographical information is displayed on the symbology and embedded within the metadata on the Ethernet video streams. The tracker locks the camera to any structure or scene. The TC-300-R seamlessly interfaces with the TrakkaMaps moving map system.

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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 multispectral imaging system gives operators the ability to detect and evaluate hot spots located on utility companies’ transmission grids, assist in wildfire suppression efforts, pipeline inspections, natural disaster management and pollution assessments. The SWE-400 QUAD contains a radiometric infrared camera capable of real-time temperature measurements to locate hot spots or embers through the smoke and in complete darkness. In addition, the ultraviolet camera detects Corona discharge and visualizes the hottest parts of a wildfire.

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The digital stills camera provides high-resolution photos for detailed visual analysis. The high-definition video camera allows for a situational overview and long-range performance due to its continuous zoom capability. The IMU/INS combined with the laser range finder in the SWE-400 QUAD holds the geographical locations and points of interest. The geographical information is stored in the digital still photos, displayed on the symbology, and embedded within the metadata on the Ethernet video streams. The tracker locks the camera to any structure or scene. The SWE-400 QUAD seamlessly interfaces with the TrakkaMaps moving map system.

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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 both 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.