Research on Natural Gas Pipeline Leak Detection Based on Airborne Laser Remote Sensing
An airborne technology is proposed to detect in flight over natural gas pipeline with a high spatial resolution the presence of trace of methane on the ground. The principle and the architecture of the airborne laser remote sensing system are presented. Field test experiments are carried out on West-East Natural Gas Pipeline of China, and the results show that airborne detection method is suitable for detecting gas leak of pipeline on plain, desert, hills but unfit for the area with large altitude diversification.
B. Xu et al., "Research on Natural Gas Pipeline Leak Detection Based on Airborne Laser Remote Sensing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 130-134, pp. 4158-4163, 2012