Pattern recognition, computer vision, tree identification
The electrical distribution is a critical activity since many people depend of this service. Faults in the distribution system occur from several factors that can damage the system and therefore interrupt the supply of energy. Among the various factors that may cause problems this work proposes a automatic detection of trees near or even in the distribution network. In order to avoid that the trees to force or even rupture of the distribution cables, are made the pruning of the trees that have some kind of risk to the network. However, this activity is usually manual and teams must sift through all the network for problems. The main objective of this work is to propose a process, based on computer vision, which allows the automated identification of nearby trees or under the power distribution network from aerial images provided by Google Earth.
de Lima, Heuber Gustavo Frazao; Costa, Ronaldo Martins; Soares, Anderson da Silva; and Laureano, Gustavo Teodoro, "Recognition of trees using Computer Vision to prevent interruptions in the Power Distribution System" (2015). Proceedings of the XI Brazilian Symposium on Information Systems (SBSI 2015). 82.