Faculty Publications

Title

Overhead Power Line Sag Monitoring through Augmented Reality

Document Type

Conference

Keywords

Augmented reality, Image recognition, Overhead line sag monitoring

Journal/Book/Conference Title

2018 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2018

Abstract

Monitoring overhead power line sag amount plays an important role in increasing the line delivered power capacity. The sag amount has to be within certain limits and the clearance has to be maintained at all time to avoid possible failures and power outages. Literature presents various calculation methods using the temperature and line current information. This paper presents a mobile application to support distribution and transmission line monitoring for ground clearance and other obstacles via augmented reality and image recognition. The application aims to increase the line capacity safely and to reduce the maintenance costs of the lines due to unnecessary crew trips. The application is an inexpensive and provides accurate solution for the utility companies. It can also be used for citizen science to collect data through local residents.

Original Publication Date

1-2-2019

DOI of published version

10.1109/NAPS.2018.8600565

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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