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Deicing drone / Drones

Deicing drone

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2018

Power transmission towers sometimes collapse in frosty weather, because the lines are overburdened with heavy ice. That causes huge economic losses every year. Nowadays most of the ice-cleaning work is still carried out manually. That’s very inefficient and unsafe. Deicing drone is flexible to take off and land on the power lines. The pipe in the lower part of the drone can be opened. In the pipe, there are heating device and cutting tools. The ice on the wire can be easily cleaned along with the moving drone. Deicing drone not only helps to prevent the collapse of power lines, but it also replaces dangerous manual work.

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2018

When I saw the congratulations email, I felt so honored that my ideas and efforts could be approved by IF DESIGN TALENT AWARD. It really means a lot for a student who loves design deeply. I would continue to design more valuable and human caring works in the future.
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University

Beihang University

Beihang University
Beijing, China

Xuanhao Li,
Beihang University