A 3D LIDAR RECONSTRUCTION APPROACH FOR VEGETATION DETECTION IN POWER TRANSMISSION NETWORKS
Keywords: Vegetation Management, Tree detection, Deep Learning, Ground Plane, Localization, 3D Reconstruction
Abstract. Vegetation management is important to the power transmission and distribution networks. The encompassed towering tree is always the key factor of the high impedance faults(HIFs).LiDAR is an efficient way to detect trees with 3D point cloud. The classical tree detection algorithm can handle the tree with high and distinct trunk,but limited to the tree with messy trunks. While the deeplearning based detection algorithms are also suffered from the terrain noise points. In this paper, we propose an efficient LiDAR reconstruction system which can efficiently reconstruct the point cloud of surrounding vegetation without the ground plane noise. We also use different weight strategies to improve the localization accuracy. We have conducted our system on the real power network environment and the height detection result shows that our algorithm has a better accuracy and robustness compared with the classical methods.