UAV based tower inspection reduces the risks and efforts in comparison to the traditional approaches like manually going to the top of tower through risky means, which is time taking as well as infeasible to perform. Infrared / thermal imaging sensors collect high definition data from various angles to locate problematic region.
After data acquisition, collected data and the produced output are further examined to identify the anomalies according to their priority order. Suggested means to overcome them includes figuring out heat generating areas and the level of heat generated, extra resistance parts, rusting of metals, electric joints failure, circuit break, signal blockage from transmitter through any physical means, birds, crakes etc.
Inspection and maintenance of towers periodically reduces the risk and effort of individual and company. The drone is very efficient especially if the area to be inspected is inaccessible or at very height and approach towers without putting stress on the tower itself.