The main purpose of the Ceos project is to deliver a reliable and secure system for automatic inspection of industrial sites using a professional drone. Drone inspections will be automatically performed at a lower cost than current solutions based on a manual inspection performed in helicopters or road vehicles.
Validation of the final solution is first done on private and closed test areas and then on sites of the following end-users partners: ENEDIS (medium voltage overhead powerlines), EDF (penstock pipes in mountain areas) and Aéroport de Caen/Carpiquet (fences surrounding the airport).
Applications are developed, adapted and integrated on the drone, based upon an innovative multi-criticality architecture using multi-core embedded hardware and a certified hypervisor to perform the following tasks: Defect detection using Image Processing and Deep Learning, resilient and secure communications between the drone and the GIS system, communication control, and 3D corridor navigation.
ADCIS involvement in CEOS
- Trajectory control to ensure the drone is actually following the predefined field of view
- Automatic inspection of broken materials on powerlines, including insulating material, electric poles, branches over the lines, etc.
- Reconstruction of a penstock pipe running in the mountains from a set of overlapping videos
- Automatic detection of holes in fences along industrial sites
Fence and penstock pipe inspection