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Sensors for Power Distribution Network
Monitoring the state of a power distribution network so that control rooms can be alerted to changes before the point of complete shut down
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Background

A significant shortcoming to power grid distribution systems is the lack of status. Systems do not know their own state nor the quality of their state. This is understood in times of failure such as power outages. Making power distributions rapidly recoverable after incidents such as natural disasters, is perhaps the most urgent task in on‑going improvement of infrastructure. Present monitoring state of power grids is complete shut down must happen for a control room to be alerted. This results in a delay in repairs, and a decrease in quality due to time constraints.

Technology

An electrical grid monitor system (EGMS) is a modern sensor that regularly transmits data from different nodes along a system, and averages the data to create accurate, updated information on a 2D model and graph. Using a system of nodes for specified instruments such as transistors, loads, and switches, the state of a network can be characterized and calculated.

Advantages

More Accurate, Real Time Data, More Time Efficient, Higher Productivity, Longevity of System

Application

Power Grids Networks

Inventors

Mikhail Gouzman, University Instructional specialist, Sensory CAT
Serge Luryi, Distinguished Professor, Chairman, Electrical Engineering
Satya Sharma, Executive Director, CEWIT
Peter Shkolnikov, Deputy Director CAT Center, Electrical Engineering

Licensing Potential

Seeking investment

Licensing Status

Available for Licensing.

Licensing Contact

Donna Tumminello, Assistant Director, Office of Technology Licensing, donna.tumminello@stonybrook.edu, 6316324163

9778286

Tech Id

8528