UAV systems are well suited for asset inspection and requested by many utility companies throughout the world. By using aerial videos/images for asset inspection it provides a less costly and safer method versus traditional inspection methods.
Companies are seeing the value in using aerial inspections to manage and maintain a vast array of infrastructure locations throughout the U.S. To prevent dangerous faults, service interruptions and even significant accidents and property damage, these assets are required to be regularly inspected to detect any problems early on. This can be vital and is becoming even more detrimental as infrastructure ages.
However, inspecting these assets using human labor can result in a delayed process that may result in more damage to the asset before it is actually resolved. In many tall structures, manual inspection can lead to dangerous situations.