Jun 2013
Electricity Transmission
Computer Vision For Cable Tunnels
Jun 2013
Nov 2014
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Mark Farmer
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Network Innovation Allowance
Health and Safety and Asset Management
Working in collaboration with ARUP and Cambridge University, National Grid will modify a video detection algorithm that has been used to condition monitor bridges to be used in cable tunnels the major technical difficulty to overcome is the repetitive nature of the tunnel structure. This will also be modified to run on an autonomous device that is being designed to run on the I-beam on the roof of the tunnel.

To produce a system that is able to perform condition monitoring on tunnels, without the need for personnel to be in the tunnel.

This project will be successful if a solution is developed that enables personnel to be removed from the tunnel system whilst condition monitoring is being performed.