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Title: Power line detection system

Abstract

A short-range, radio frequency (RF) transmitting-receiving system that provides both visual and audio warnings to the pilot of a helicopter or light aircraft of an up-coming power transmission line complex. Small, milliwatt-level narrowband transmitters, powered by the transmission line itself, are installed on top of selected transmission line support towers or within existing warning balls, and provide a continuous RF signal to approaching aircraft. The on-board receiver can be either a separate unit or a portion of the existing avionics, and can also share an existing antenna with another airborne system. Upon receipt of a warning signal, the receiver will trigger a visual and an audio alarm to alert the pilot to the potential power line hazard. 4 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6992520
Patent Number(s):
5351032 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-019696
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; EDB-94-151425
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 19 Feb 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; AIRCRAFT; ALARM SYSTEMS; HELICOPTERS; POWER SYSTEMS; SAFETY ENGINEERING; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENGINEERING; 240400* - Power Transmission & Distribution- Health & Safety- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Latorre, V.R., and Watwood, D.B. Power line detection system. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Latorre, V.R., & Watwood, D.B. Power line detection system. United States.
Latorre, V.R., and Watwood, D.B. Tue . "Power line detection system". United States.
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abstractNote = {A short-range, radio frequency (RF) transmitting-receiving system that provides both visual and audio warnings to the pilot of a helicopter or light aircraft of an up-coming power transmission line complex. Small, milliwatt-level narrowband transmitters, powered by the transmission line itself, are installed on top of selected transmission line support towers or within existing warning balls, and provide a continuous RF signal to approaching aircraft. The on-board receiver can be either a separate unit or a portion of the existing avionics, and can also share an existing antenna with another airborne system. Upon receipt of a warning signal, the receiver will trigger a visual and an audio alarm to alert the pilot to the potential power line hazard. 4 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {9}
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