Kaitlyn Albertoli (BS Intl Relations & Psych), Vikhyat Chaudry (MS CEE), Dennis Chang (BS Eng, MS MS&E), Prof. Arun Majumdar, ME (PI)
Buzz Solutions automates the process of power line inspection using data collection from autonomous drones as well as fault detection using a software platform with predictive analytics. Under a subscription based business model, we will provide utility companies with drones retrofitted with all the necessary sensors, as well as an automated software platform for analytics. Our product will permit utilities to undertake frequent inspections in a cost-effective way, prevent power outages, and provide a safe working environment while reducing current inspection costs by at least 50%. Product development to date has included the use of actual utility data on training the underlying algorithms.