Substation-Wide RF Detection

Substation-Wide RF Detection

Project Summary

EPRI is currently quantifying trends of RF signals across a large substation. The project concept is to adapt wireless mesh sensors (see project summary for Wireless Mesh) to be able to measure the local RF signals. The low cost of wireless sensors in the mesh would allow for dense deployment in a substation.

Project Status

Project Phase: Development

Substation-wide RF surveys are being started to quantify the background noise and typical RF discharge signals from substation apparatus. The photo shows early work in the characterization of the RF signals in the substation.

Task Descriptions

Task Due Date Completed % Complete
Scoping study 6/2011 30%
Proof of concept 12/2011 0%

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Demonstration Site Map
Demonstration Site Map

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