Robotic Cable Inspection System Using Microcontroller and GPS Tracker
|Merugumalla Manoj kumar1, Pasumarthi.Vishnuvardhan2, Pudota.Ignatius Sirisha3
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This paper presents the model of a mobile robot that can inspect the conditions in an underground cable tunnel even in dangerous environmental conditions where human presence is harmful. Hence, this robot substitutes the inspection of a human in the underground cable tunnel. The robot does online inspection through the tunnel travelling from one end to other end and all the information about the underground tunnel with respect to temperature, presence of harmful gases, obstacles, fire accidents, failure in supply etc. is transmitted wirelessly to a device on the ground. Hence this knowledge of situation at tunnel sent by the robot enables us to estimate the danger level and accordingly plan the measures to address the problem in a fastest way possible. Though there were several approaches made to enable this online monitoring system, this paper presents the functioning of robot with a GPS tracker which gives the co-ordinates of the fault location and this helps us to locate the exact fault location reducing the time and work to replace the faulty part. This enables zero downtime of supply, interruption free supply.