The constant increase of wind parks in north Germany and the fact that the greatest consumption of energy is in the south of the country mean the need to carry more energy over hundreds of kilometers. This leads to either the construction of more transmission lines or a better use of the existent electrical network.
With overhead line monitoring systems (OLMS), the already installed transmission lines can be used more efficiently. OLMS consist principally on a sensor network distributed along the overhead line and measuring (synchronized) different parameters.
Since the high voltage lines can cover kilometers of linear space, the data communication between sensor nodes and a central station can be difficult, depending on the communication protocol used by the system.
- Your first task is to evaluate the system architecture we are working on and to select a possible communication protocol for it,
- Implement your idea,
- Test your development,
- And analyze your results.
- Motivation and creativity!
- Student of electrical engineering.