UAV for Electricity Distribution Network Condition Assessment

Status: Current

Dates: 2010 - 2012

Māori Relevant Content: No


  • Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC Research Fund)
  • Ministry of Science & Innovation (MSI) (Capability Funding)

Project Abstract

Develop an unpiloted aerial vehicle for fault detection and monitoring of electricity distribution network. Achieve autonomous operation through learning reinforcement and intelligent control.

Researchers - UC Staff

  • XiaoQi Chen: Principal Investigator; Mechanical Engineering
  • Hamish Roger William House: Administrator; New Zealand ICT Innovation Institute

Researchers - Non-UC Staff

  • Andrew Gatland: Collaborator; Unison
  • Edwin Hayes: Postgraduate student; University of Canterbury

Subject Area: Disciplines