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Patrolling drone / Drone

Patrolling drone
Patrolling drone
Patrolling drone


Up until now, the safety inspection of railways has been carried out by trackwalkers' patrols for tens of thousands of kilometers every day, which is not only inefficient but also a potential safety risk. The unmanned patrolling plane can be used to replace the daily manual inspection. It checks if there is a foreign object on the railway using its on-board camera and makes ultrasonic flaw detections on the track at intervals through its bottom-mounted ultrasonic detector to check if a screw is loose. Once it identifies an issue, it will send the data of the abnormity to the maintenance center to assign people to repair it in a timely way.

The use of drones for railway safety is worth exploring.
Thank you so much. This huge honor is an important node in my studies. It will inspire me to work harder.
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Harbin, China

Xinhao Li,
Harbin University of Science and Technology