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Overview of Quadrocopters for Energy and Ecological Monitoring

  • Artur ZaporozhetsEmail author
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Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 298)

Abstract

The article provides an overview of serial small-sized quadrocopters that can be used for monitoring power plants, electric networks, pipelines, agriculture, land, forest and water resources, infrastructure, etc. A review of the technical characteristics and flight qualities of 8 types of quadrocopters. Their distinguishing feature is the presence of a special suspension, the ability to lift loads from 250 grams and cost up to $ 1000. In this case, the suspension can be used to mount measuring equipment or other sensors. An analysis of the presented quadrocopters based on the method of universal qualitative efficiency criterion was performed. The following characteristics were selected as parameters for analysis: price/quality, camera, functionality, flight time, flight qualities, compactness, equipment, reliability. Based on the analysis, the best types of quadrocopters that can be used to solve monitoring problems were selected. A prototype system for monitoring the technical condition of the main pipelines of heating networks is presented. This complex is based on one of the quadrocopters presented in the review.

Keywords

Quadrocopters UAVs Drones Monitoring Technical characteristics Payload Analysis 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The project presented in this article is supported by ≪Development of a system for monitoring the level of harmful emissions of TPP and diagnosing the equipment of power plants using renewable energy sources on the basis of Smart Grid with their collaboration≫ (2019–2021, 0119U101859), which are financed by National Science of Ukraine, and ≪Development of a system for monitoring micro climatic parameters and the air pollution of the ecosystems the Northern Black Sea Coast≫ (2019–2021, 0119U100550), which is financed by Ukrainian Ministry of Education.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of NAS of UkraineKyivUkraine

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