The PIBAIR is a small tethered platform designed for use in a 2” pipe network, capable of entering the pipe through entry points smaller than 2”, and traverse around pipe geometry to characterise and explore the space.
The PIBAIR can carry a gamma detector, but could be configured for a number of different sensors and applications within a 2” pipe environment.
- Tethered pipe bore inspection robot designed to survey 2” pipe networks.
- Capable of traversing zero-degree pipe bends and T-sections
- Capable of carrying payload of a compact gamma spectrometer and navigational camera.
- Low cost, disposable platform for pipe bore exploration.
- Highly mobile design capable of a high degree of orientation control, with six driven wheels on each module and articulated body.
- Capable of deployment through 20mm minimum entry points.
- Multiple PIBAIR modules can be spaced along the tether for strain relief and increased payload.
- External dimensions – Length 96mm X 65mm (maximum wheel diameter).
- Weight – 36g per PIBAIR module, without tether.
- Payload weight – 300g.
- Communication interface – Umbilical power and data communication.
- Operation mode – Tele-operated.
- Battery/run time – Indefinite using tether, not yet configured for battery use
- Tether/tether management – Current design operating at 2m, with further development planned for 10m+.
- Drive system – 6 motor and wheel assemblies
- Built in sensors – On board camera and LED lights.
- Velocity – 45 mm/s