The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Publications Copernicus
Articles | Volume XLII-3/W10
07 Feb 2020
 | 07 Feb 2020


X. H. Chen, J. Q. Dai, Y. R. He, and W. W. Ma

Keywords: Power line, Laser radar, Point cloud data, Point cloud classification, Safety detection

Abstract. The traditional electrical power line inspection method has the disadvantages of high labor intensity, low efficiency and long cycle of re-inspection. Airborne LiDAR can quickly obtain the high-precision three-dimensional spatial information of transmission line, and the data which collected by it can make it possible to accurately detect the dangerous points.It is proposed to use the grid method to divide the data into multiple regions for the elevation histogram statistical method to obtain the power line point cloud at the complex mountainous terrain. In the non-ground point data, part of the vegetation point cloud is separated according to the point cloud dimension feature, and then the power line point and the pole point are distinguished according to the density characteristics of the point cloud so as to realize the point cloud classification of the transmission line corridor. On this basis, the power line safety distance detection is carried out on the power line points and vegetation points extracted by the classification, and the early warning analysis of the dangerous points of the transmission line tree barrier is completed. The experimental results show that the method can classify the acquired power line corridor point cloud and extract the complete power line, which effectively eliminates the hidden dangers and has certain practical significance.