Underground Cable Fault Detection Using Robot

Rejith Raj, Jery Althaf, Muhammad Imthiaz

Abstract


Present trend of laying cables for various purposes is to lay underground. Companies prefer laying the cables underground because the climatic adversities don’t affect this. With advantages come challenges. There are many difficulties in laying the cables and once laid in case of any complaints, it is difficult and costly to fix it. This paper is about the robot that is designed by us which is capable of finding where the complaint lies, so the engineer can directly get the hole dug at that point and fix the issue. The basic principle of Electromagnetic Theory is employed to detect the discontinuity in the cable. Using a signal injector, a low frequency signal is passed through the wire and the induced magnetic field is used to detect the fault.

DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v3i2.1839


Keywords


fault detection, signal detection, underground cable, cable fault,robot

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ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578