A Robot for Inspection of Overhead Transmission Lines: Designing and Modelingq
Overhead lines are more vulnerable, than underground lines, to adverse environmental conditions, high humidity, pollution, ground stability etc. Also, the high-voltage transmission lines are under impact of electrical flashover or mechanical tension or the aging of the material. Due to these impacts the lines can have several defects in line condition like erosion, wear and tear, broken strands etc. If not revamped or replaced on time, this minor damage may, eventually lead to serious failures or accidents. This will also incur loss of capital and energy. To avoid such losses, preventive maintenance for transmission lines is required. Thus, a robotic model is designed for inspection of these lines. Keywords - Remote Transmission Line Inspection, Mobile robot, Obstacle Crossing, Preventive Maintenance.