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Thermal and Visual Tracking of Photovoltaic Plants for Autonomous UAV inspection

@article{Morando2022ThermalAV,
  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},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2022},
  volume={abs/2202.01003}
}
—Since photovoltaic (PV) plants require periodic maintenance, using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for inspec-tions can help reduce costs. The thermal and visual inspection of PV installations is currently based on UAV photogrammetry. A UAV equipped with a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver is assigned a flight zone: the UAV will cover it back and forth to collect images to be later composed in an orthomosaic. The UAV typically flies at a height above the ground that is appropriate to… 

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