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Title:
SUBMERSIBLE INSPECTION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION WITH A BASE STATION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/185519
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A submersible inspection drone (52) used for inspection of liquid cooled electrical transformers (58) can include a number of separate cameras (70) for imaging the internal structure of the transformer. The submersible can be configured to communicate to a base station (56) using a wireless transmitter and receiver (74). The cameras on the submersible can be fixed in place and can be either static or motion picture cameras. The submersible can include an input/output selector (78) capable of switching between the camera images, either through commanded action of a user or through computer based switching. In one form the input/output selector is a multiplexer. The base station can be configured to display images from the cameras one at a time, or can include a number of separate viewing portals in which real time images are displayed. The base station can include a demultiplexer synchronized to the multiplexer of the submersible.

Inventors:
COLE GREGORY (US)
EAKINS WILLIAM (US)
LASKO DANIEL (US)
SHAH HARSHANG (US)
FUHLBRIGGE THOMAS (US)
MORATO CARLOS (US)
ZHANG BIAO (US)
CHEIM LUIZ (US)
PATEL POORVI (US)
ROSSANO GREGORY (US)
SALM ANDREW (US)
Application Number:
PCT/IB2017/001797
Publication Date:
December 06, 2018
Filing Date:
December 07, 2017
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Assignee:
ABB SCHWEIZ AG (CH)
International Classes:
G21C17/013; B63G8/16; H04B13/02
Domestic Patent References:
WO2014120568A12014-08-07
Foreign References:
US20070125289A12007-06-07
US20140051352A12014-02-20
US20160173833A12016-06-16
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
FIORENTINO, Luca et al. (IT)
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