Thermal and Visual Tracking of Photovoltaic Plants for Autonomous UAV inspection

  title={Thermal and Visual Tracking of Photovoltaic Plants for Autonomous UAV inspection},
  author={Luca Morando and Carmine Tommaso Recchiuto and Jacopo Calla and Paolo Scuteri and Antonio Sgorbissa},
Because photovoltaic (PV) plants require periodic maintenance, using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for inspections can help reduce costs. Usually, the thermal and visual inspection of PV installations works as follows. A UAV equipped with a global positioning system (GPS) receiver is assigned a flight zone, which the UAV will cover back and forth to collect images to be subsequently composed in an orthomosaic. When doing this, the UAV typically flies at a height above the ground that is… 

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