Wind Turbine Inspection

Environmental elements are prime forces damaging wind turbines. Whether you utilize a manned or unmanned aircraft for your routine inspection, a high-resolution imaging system is the only solution for early detection, avoiding costly service downtime and repairs. 

The TASE400 BLK II features a mid-wave infrared camera with continuous-zoom HD daylight camera and industry-leading stability. This next generation sensor utilizes High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). H.265 has a significantly higher compression ratio; many of our competitors use H.264.  H.265 preserves more of the original image; for wind turbine operators, this is vital to detecting blade integrity, anomalies, corrosion, and defects. But more specifically, our systems can help in identifying sub-assembly component wear, a much harder issue to identify with lower-resolution sensors.

This video compression ratio can save around 50% of the bit rate. The high-resolution video collection utilizes less storage space than traditional systems and is delivered to wind operators faster.

Utilizing unmanned aircraft for inspections is now becoming cost-effective and is already employed in situations when it would take too long or expose manned aircraft to dangerous terrain. Collins Aerospace can offer you high-clarity imaging and precision UAV flight control systems that work together in a seamless system solution from a single source.

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