Proposal of an Augmented Reality Tag UAV Positioning System for Power Line Tower Inspection

  • Alvaro Rogério CantieriEmail author
  • Marco Aurélio Wehrmeister
  • André Schneider Oliveira
  • José Lima
  • Matheus Ferraz
  • Guido Szekir
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1092)


Autonomous inspection Unmanned Aerial Vehicle systems are an essential research area, including power line distribution inspection. Considerable efforts to solve the demanding presented in the autonomous UAV inspection process are present in technical and scientific research. One of these challenges is the precise positioning and fly control of the UAV around the energy structures, which is vital to assure the security of the operation. The most common techniques to achieve precise positioning in UAV fly are Global Positioning Systems with Real-Time Kinematic. This technique demands a proper satellite signal receiving to work appropriately, sometimes hard to achieve. The present work proposes a complementary position data system based on augmented reality tags (AR Tags) to increase the reliability of the UAV fly positioning system. The system application is proposed for energy power tower inspections as an example of use. The adaptation to other inspection tasks is possible whit some small changes. Experimental results have shown that an increase in the position accuracy is accomplished with the use of this schema.


Power line inspection UAV Autonomous UAV inspection AR Tag UAV position 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alvaro Rogério Cantieri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marco Aurélio Wehrmeister
    • 2
  • André Schneider Oliveira
    • 2
  • José Lima
    • 3
  • Matheus Ferraz
    • 2
  • Guido Szekir
    • 2
  1. 1.Federal Institute of ParanáCuritibaBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade Tecnológica Federal do ParanáCuritibaBrazil
  3. 3.CeDRI - Research Centre in Digitalization and Intelligent RoboticsPolytechnic Institute of Bragança and INESC TECBragançaPortugal

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