Overhead line wooden pole condition sensing by acoustic method

K. M. Tsang, Wai Lok Chan

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The paper presents the design of a sensing system for non-destructive inspection of the health condition of wooden poles for overhead power lines. Acoustic impulse responses are collected for the analysis of the condition of different wooden poles. The concept of cumulative energy spectrum for feature extraction is introduced. Fuzzy logic is also used to solve the problem of small samples. Experimental results and the accuracy of the method are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2008


  • Acoustic method
  • Cumulative energy spectrum
  • Fuzzy logic
  • Wooden pole condition sensing system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Instrumentation


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