UAVs’ use for Infrastructure Inspection needs, Component Condition Monitoring & Maintenance Planning

26/05/2015 - 26/05/2015
HaSharon Hotel – HERZLYA - IL

Organisation : NC Israel for CIGRE

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) use for Infrastructure Inspection needs(Gas&Oil Pipes, Electrical Networks, Railways and more),Component Condition Monitoring & Maintenance Planning

There are many professional events focusing purely on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology yet the benefits of UAVs and the use of their derived data are often overlooked. Recently, we see that Infrastructure Companies have increasing interest to understand the possibility of using UAVs for their inspection needs, Component Conditions monitoring, Maintenance Planning, Security Inspections, etc. This is a very promising emerging market awaiting proper rules and standardization.

This Seminar “UAVs’ use for Infrastructure Inspection needs, Component Condition Monitoring & Maintenance Planning” is one-day event that aims to bridge that gap by delivering an educational seminar program revealing the important stages within the UAV “journey” including topics on the various types of UAVs available for those kind of missions, matching the best UAV for the task at hand, how to plan a survey, making raw data usable and end user specific applications.

In a broader context, mission and trajectory planners must yield acceptable low-cost solutions for single UAVs or coordinated teams operating nominally or, worst-case, in non- optimal, “unfriendly” or uncertain environments – such as Overhead Power Lines, with degraded performance characteristics. Under a new paradigm, humans are "on the loop" rather than “in the loop”, thus de facto “mission managers” and “theatre commanders” armed and supported by an array of computational tools. These tools are now capable to acquire and accurately summarize mission-critical information for human supervisors while providing the underlying infrastructure that plans and executes missions in accordance with specified high-level directives.

This particular seminar will enable its attendees to gain a thorough insight into this fast moving market by meeting face to face with UAV producers, commercial suppliers of dedicated UAV equipment, IT infrastructure and Government Agencies (Regulators) and hearing directly from Infrastructure Industry speakers, UAV producers and Service Providers who are using this exciting technology.

UAV Seminar 2015 ENG only (pdf, 432kB)

Why Attend?

  • Gain a direct insight into this fast emerging market
  • Meet with UAV product and service providers
  • Explore the potential of UAV systems as a viable option for your projects
    • Ideal for those in the research stage of understanding the benefits for all Infrastructure Industry representatives (Water/Gas/Oil/Electrical Utilities, Transport – train, roads, this technology can offer.

Seminar Topics

1.  Overview on UAV Platforms and Payloads: choosing the right UAV for the right mission (SWaP)

vs. when not to use a UAV.

2.  Data collection and Software tools : How to plan and undertake a survey, making raw data usable, cost implications, hardware, safety / cyber (cyber, CUES, EO SAA ) and IT issues.

3.  Simulation and certification of UAV.

4.  Power Line Companies needs for Inspections: Vegetation Management, Component Conditions and Maintenance Planning, prioritization and optimized results.

5.  Inspection Service Provider’s POV: demonstrating capabilities for UAV based inspections,

comparison with traditional methods and helicopter based inspections.

6.   Aviation Authority: vision of the future regulation allowing inspection flights in Israel.

7.   Panel: Where is the UAV industry taking us?


Who Should Attend?

□  Utility Senior Management who make corporate level investment decisions and need to defend them in front of the Board of Director or the Regulator.

□  Transmission project and maintenance managers, estimators, and contract managers

□  Transmission engineers

□  Supply chain and cost accounting professionals for utilities and other energy companies

□  Regulatory agency staff

□  Consultants and engineering firms that work within the electricity transmission sector



SIMLAT, Israel Aeronautical Industries,Steadicopter,Israel Aeronautical Authority,

SharperShape(Finland),Israel Electric Corporationand others.

For more information, contact us:

Israel National Committee – CIGRE
36, HANTKE str., Haifa – Israel
FAX: +972-7234-28186