STATE OF THE ART
- Slow survey rates
- Subjective results
- Un-quantifiable data
- Slow survey rates
- Access Problems
- High Opex
MANNED AIRCRAFT LiDAR
- Limited point cloud densities
- High Capex
‘The Future of Vegetation Management’
AuraTech has developed a vegetation management solution to efficiently plan and implement a targeted vegetation and tree clearing programme around overhead transmission and distribution lines. Drone operations are carried out using a survey grade LiDAR sensor to produce a high precision 3D map of the network, vegetation data is then extracted and analysed for encroachment and displayed through our cloud based mapping portal Atlas. This three stage process consists of data acquisition > post processing & analysis > visualisation.
Capture high precision physical data using remote robotic platforms:
- RGB Imaging
Data is post processed and prepared for distribution and visualisation:
- Asset / Object Classification
- Vegetation Encroachment
- Proximity Analysis
Visualise survey data through Atlas cloud based mapping portal:
- 2D orthomosaic maps
- heat maps
- 3D models
The primary objective is to capture a high precision 3D point cloud of the network and the surrounding environment. This is achieved using a real time kinetic (RTK) Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) payload which is connected to an industrial grade drone. The captured data is stored onboard the device and recovered after drone operations are complete.
‘BOTS AT WORK’
Using machine learning techniques, point cloud data is classified and attributes are allocated. A proximity analysis is then carried out between asset and vegetation to determine the physical encroachment of the overhead line.
‘ATLAS MAPPING PORTAL’
All client data can be accessed, visualised and analysed using the AuraTech ATLAS system; a web based application designed for both desktop and mobile devices. Check and verify data both in the office and in the field, quantify level of encroachment within asset and use to plan, budget and optimise tree clearing operations.