Fault Current/Lightning Sensor

Fault Current/Lightning Sensor

Additional Information

Project Summary

This project is developing an RF sensor that is installed either on the shield wire or the down conductor of a transmission line to continually measure the magnitude and time of both fault and lightning currents. Sensors can be polled after an event to understand the location of a fault or the magnitudes of the lightning currents.

Improvements to range, security, and manufacturability from other sensors will be included in the final sensor design.

Project Status

Project Phases: Development and Lab Testing

All of the individual components of the sensor have been successfully tested. A technology demonstrator has been built and is being tested in the laboratory.

Task Descriptions

Task Due Date Completed % Complete
Laboratory testing of technology demonstrator 9/2011 0%
Refinement of packaging, electronics and algorithms 3/2012 0%