NCI Inspection Robot
A robot is being developed that crawls along and inspects a transmission line non-ceramic insulator (NCI), also called a composite or polymer insulator. The initial sensor payload for the robot will be the Live Working NCI Inspection Tool that EPRI is developing to identify internal conditions that may preclude live work.
Project Phases: Fundamental R&D and Development
A functional specification and a concept for the robot have been developed. A detailed design for a technology demonstrator has been completed and the device is currently being constructed. The next phase is to test the technology demonstrator, confirm that the concept works, and identify improvements.
|Task||Due Date||Completed||% Complete|
|Detailed design of technology demonstrator||12/2010||100%|
|Build technology demonstrator||5/2011||80%|
|Test technology demonstrator||7/2011||0%|
|Identify feasibility and improvements||8/2011||0%|