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Review Instant Inspections Results

Review Instant Inspections Results

Review Instant Inspections Results

Review Instant Inspections Results

Review Instant Inspections Results

Review Instant Inspections Results

Instant Inspection results can be accessed in the same way as other inspections in the Raptor Web and Mobile app.

Key differences between Instant and Standard/Comprehensive reports

  1. Types of anomalies: Instant Inspection supports three types of anomalies identified by Raptor Maps AI/ML technology stack: 

    1. Module: These are identified as hot modules, similar to other inspection Raptor Maps provides

    2. Diode: One or two diodes are identified as defective and appear hot in the IR imagery. 

    3. Thermal Sub-module: These anomalies could be single or multiple hot cells. The cause of anomalies is currently not identified i.e. in case of cell level anomalies it could be due to physical damage, soiling, shading, vegetation etc. They manifest into a thermal signature that is typically smaller than a diode. Two subcategories based on the Delta T of the anomaly:

      1. High: Delta T of 20 deg C or more.

      2. Low: Delta T less than 20 deg C.

  2. Visualization of anomalies: Instant Inspection anomalies are represented by “pins” on Web and mobile map view and they are not tied to an underlying equipment layer.  This means that the Instant Inspection results can be visualized on a background Orthomosaic with or without an underlying digital equipment layer of the site.

Example report : Web report map view

Example report: Mobile map tab view 

  1. Search for the site (aka Farm) in your mobile app and select it

  2. Select the “Map” Tab

  3. Tap on “Load Map” button

  4. The most recent inspection results will be displayed

Understanding anomaly errors

Instant Inspection’s fully automated anomaly detection is performed by Raptor Maps AI system with advanced image processing and machine learning. We continue to improve the accuracy of the end to end system, but you may encounter the following types of errors. 

  1. False Positive: These are likely to be the most common errors. An FP occurs when the report shows an anomaly that does not exist in reality. You can identify an FP if you do not see a thermal signature in the IR image corresponding to the anomaly location. 


    If you are reviewing the results on site and the equipment does not show any physical signs of damage (e.g. cracking, soiling), the easiest way to eliminate the anomaly is scanning with a hand-held IR camera (is available). 


  2. Location error: The anomaly pin depicts the location on the orthomosaic. You may notice some pins on the border between the modules or even outside of the array. In such cases, identify the module corresponding to the anomaly as accurately as you can. Check if surrounding modules have any physical sign of damage. Use a hand held IR camera to accurately find the anomalous module. If the site has been digitized previously, you can add a note to the correct module, once identified using the Raptor Maps equipment notes feature.  You can also upload a cell phone picture. 


  3. Wrong anomaly type: A diode anomaly may be erroneously tagged as a module or Thermal sub-module. Visual or hand held IR camera inspection should help verify the anomaly type.

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