Low-Cost Space Structure (LCSS) Experiment. Volume II of II.
Final rept. Apr 95-Jun 96,
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The INSPECT program was a subset of the Low Cost Space Structure LCSS experiment in Volume I of this technical report. Under the program, a helicopter mounted pointing and tracking was designed, fabricated, tested, and used to collect high resolution images of power transmission. The heart of the system was a precision stabilized gimbal to which narrow-field and wide-field digital cameras were mounted. Track algorithms capable of operating on power poles, high voltage conductors and various types of insulators were developed for the track processor. Further, processing algorithms were developed to facilitate automatic and rapid recognition of selected faults in the power transmission system. The INSPECT system was demonstrated on selected power lines belonging to the Tennessee Valley Authority TVA through a series of flight test in November 1995.
- Magnetic and Electric Field Detection and Detectors