U.S. Utility Patent Application Serial No. 16/838,745
Joe Renowden, P.E.
“I would say that if a UAV could make this measurement reliably, it would surely replace situations where helicopters currently make this measurement manned from both a safety and cost perspective.”
“Approaching an energized line is dangerous and requires a high-level understanding of safety requirements and practices for an individual to approach it. This has contributed to a limited adoption rate of using the Ohmstik since its inception. Linebird’s approach puts the power to make decisions faster on the utility itself versus waiting for a third party to be involved. The time saved could possibly save the utility from a catastrophic failure.”
Gary Hielkema, President, SensorLink Corporation
“A safer and more economical deployment of resistance measurement, like what you’ve envisioned with your prototype unmanned system, is just what this market has been waiting for.”
Carl Tamm, President, Classic Connectors