Vegetation Encroachment Monitoring for Transmission Lines Right-of-Ways: A Survey

Ahmad, Junaid and Malik, Aamir Saeed and Xia, Likun (2011) Vegetation Encroachment Monitoring for Transmission Lines Right-of-Ways: A Survey. [Citation Index Journal] (Submitted)

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With the increasing blackouts owing to vegetation encroachments of transmission lines right-of-ways, it has become imperative for the transmission suppliers to review their transmission vegetation management practices so as to avoid further incidents of un-intended encroachment. In this paper, a comparative study, in terms of advantages and limitations, of the existing monitoring techniques for inspecting High-Voltage overhead transmission lines has been presented. Regarding the clearance of un-intended encroachments such as trees and vegetation of transmission lines right-of-ways, the surveillance of transmission lines is usually done periodically through visual inspection, or by airborne system. The Geographical Information Systems (GIS) containing the geo-referenced data of assets, lands, wherefrom the transmission lines pass are essential tools for the improvement of transmission lines maintenance. Air-borne LIDAR scanners, Videography, Multispectral Satellite images and Aerophotogranometry are now available. These tools, because of their accuracy in spatial resolution, can be applied to track not only invasions, but also monitor the vegetations surrounding the transmission lines right-of-ways.

Item Type: Citation Index Journal
Impact Factor: 2.073
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Departments / MOR / COE: Centre of Excellence > Center for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research
Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Research Institutes > Institute for Health Analytics
Depositing User: Dr. L Xia
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 01:55
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:22

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