Design and Development of IoT-Based Transmission Line Monitoring System

  • Nikhil Kalra
  • Abhishek Sharma
  • Nitish Kumar
  • Rajesh Singh
  • Anita Gehlot
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 624)


Transmission of electricity in India is now of far greater importance than ever thought of, it depends on high-voltage lines which at times has to cross kilometers of forests or mountains to reach a certain area, and a preventive check has to be done since even a single fault can stop power supply. In order to check for faults, shocks or corrosive element in the wire, the power supply has to be first cut down and interruption of energy flow is not always admissible. The author presents an octocopter, a new concept to translate on the power lines without any interruption of power supply. The paper presents the concept, implementation, and demand of the copter in present scenario.


IoT Octocopter Corrosion Fiber optic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikhil Kalra
    • 1
  • Abhishek Sharma
    • 1
  • Nitish Kumar
    • 1
  • Rajesh Singh
    • 1
  • Anita Gehlot
    • 1
  1. 1.Electronics Instrumentation and Control Engineering Department, College of Engineering StudiesUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunIndia

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