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Sensors 2016, 16(2), 250; doi:10.3390/s16020250

Inspection Robot Based Mobile Sensing and Power Line Tracking for Smart Grid

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Department of Electric Technique, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Ulaanbaatar 11000, Mongolia
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Department of Electronics and Radio Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si 446-701, Korea
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Received: 30 October 2015 / Revised: 18 January 2016 / Accepted: 16 February 2016 / Published: 19 February 2016
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Abstract

Smart sensing and power line tracking is very important in a smart grid system. Illegal electricity usage can be detected by remote current measurement on overhead power lines using an inspection robot. There is a need for accurate detection methods of illegal electricity usage. Stable and correct power line tracking is a very prominent issue. In order to correctly track and make accurate measurements, the swing path of a power line should be previously fitted and predicted by a mathematical function using an inspection robot. After this, the remote inspection robot can follow the power line and measure the current. This paper presents a new power line tracking method using parabolic and circle fitting algorithms for illegal electricity detection. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed tracking method by simulation and experimental results. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart grid; inspection robot; illegal electricity usage; smart sensing; line tracking algorithm; remote detection smart grid; inspection robot; illegal electricity usage; smart sensing; line tracking algorithm; remote detection
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Byambasuren, B.-E.; Kim, D.; Oyun-Erdene, M.; Bold, C.; Yura, J. Inspection Robot Based Mobile Sensing and Power Line Tracking for Smart Grid. Sensors 2016, 16, 250.

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