Doosan Mobility and KEPCO Sign MOU on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Drones

By March 10, 2019 2   min read  (231 words)

March 10, 2019 |

KEPCO DOOSAN Drone Inspection of Transmission Lines

Doosan Mobility Innovation (CEO Lee Doo-sun) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Daejeon Electric Power Research Institute for the cooperation with KEPCO and hydrogen fuel cell drones.

Doosan and Kepco MOUDoosan Mobility Innovation CEO Lee Doo-Sun and Mr. Kim Tae-gyun, KEPCO’s Director of the Power Transmission & Distribution Research Center, attended the ceremony.

Doosan Mobility Innovation demonstrated a drone that was equipped with a self-developed hydrogen fuel cell battery pack that automatically tracks along a transmission line.

Through the agreement, the two companies will continue to cooperate in the development of drone technology.

KEPCO develops communication control technology that can fly for a long time outside the visible area, drones control technology using LTE communication, communication interruption prevention technology, obstacle recognition and avoidance technology.

Doosan Mobility Innovation will provide optimized services for transmission facilities inspection, and will develop programs that link various information such as image data, flight control status, and gas status to weather control systems.

The drones developed by Doosan Mobility Innovation are able to fly for more than 110 minutes compared to conventional drone that uses secondary battery, and it is expected that it will show high efficiency when checking transmission line.

“We are delighted that researchers can quickly and safely check the site through the drone of Doosan Mobility Innovation,” said Seong Hwan Bae, director of the KEPCO. “We will work closely and contribute to stabilizing power supply and demand.”


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