Building upon decades of experience flying transmission line patrols and performing comprehensive visual and infrared inspections, for 2017 Haverfield Aviation is adding additional capabilities with a 4 sensor gyro-stabilized gimbal camera and geospatial digital video recording and reporting system.
An MD 500 helicopter is being outfitted with a Trakka Systems SWE-400 QUAD gimbal equipped with HDTV, IR, & UV video sensors for documenting multiple aspects of T&D line operating conditions. A high resolution still photo camera is also available for capturing detailed oblique images of power line components and structures.
Also onboard the helicopter, a Remote GeoSystems 4-channel geoDVR and monitors will insure successful recording and real-time GPS-referencing of all 3 video cameras plus a switchable channel.
Completing the package is the Remote GeoSystems suite of LineVision software for rapid post-inspection video and photo reporting in a utility company’s existing GIS & CADD systems.
Stay tuned in for more news on this enhanced inspections offering as the system goes operational in early February.