I am embarking on a year-long project. As part of the year-long project, I will have to submit a 1) project proposal, 2) interim report, and finally a 3) final report. For now, I am engaging your help for the project proposal.
Currently the inspection of underground tunnels are aimed at detecting problems such as cracks or water leakage and assessing whether maintenance is required on tunnel structures. These inspections are labour-intensive as workers physically comb the tunnels. The inspection of rail tunnels is challenging as workers have only three hours to conduct the checks at night after the end of passenger services. Technology such as 360-degree video mapping and the use of software to detect the location of defects can help to save time and improve productivity. It will also improve the accuracy of inspections and allow engineers to focus on analysing the data captured.
Objectives: to study the requirements of inspection in rail tunnel to design and fabricate a drone to perform the task of rail tunnel inspection
Deliverables: to design and fabricate a drone to perform the task of rail tunnel inspection