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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Laser scanning system for inspecting large underwater hydroelectric structures
Author(s): François Mirallès; Julien Beaudry; Michel Blain; Romano M. De Santis; Régis Houde; Richard Hurteau; André Robert; Serge Sarraillon; Nathalie Soucy
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Paper Abstract

A novel robotic laser scanning system for the inspection of large underwater hydroelectric structures is proposed. This system has been developed at the Hydro Quebec Research Institute and consists of a laser camera mounted on a 2-D Cartesian manipulator. Mechanical, electronic, and software design aspects; overall operational modalities; and proof of concept results are presented. We evaluated the performances of the system in the course of laboratory experiments and inspection trials carried out under normal operating conditions at the site of three of Hydro Quebec's hydroelectric dams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2010
PDF: 14 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 19(2) 023015 doi: 10.1117/1.3435344
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 19, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
François Mirallès, Hydro Quebec IREQ (Canada)
Julien Beaudry, Hydro Quebec IREQ (Canada)
Michel Blain, Hydro Quebec IREQ (Canada)
Romano M. De Santis, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
Régis Houde, Hydro Quebec IREQ (Canada)
Richard Hurteau, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
André Robert, Hydro Quebec IREQ (Canada)
Serge Sarraillon, Hydro Quebec IREQ (Canada)
Nathalie Soucy, Hydro Quebec IREQ (Canada)

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