Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)

Implementation of Wireless sensor network for Transmission Line Monitoring as Solution for Power Blackout Mitigation

Implementation of Wireless sensor network for Transmission Line Monitoring as Solution for Power Blackout Mitigation

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Background

The real-time thermal line rating of an overhead transmission line (OTL) is the maximum permissible level of power flow that can pass through the line safely and reliably under prevailing weather conditions. The current-carrying capacity of an OTL is conventionally limited to a static line rating (SLR)  which is derived from a maximum allowable conductor temperature and a conservative set of weather conditions for a particular season based on a thermal model of overhead conductors. Real-time thermal line rating promises to provide additional ampacity thus may serve to mitigate blackout due to overload during peak demand in congestion network. This will serve as optional remedy for investment as upgrading requires huge investment.

The developments in sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is to capture conductor data in real-time and send to center for monitoring.

 

Tasks

  • Sensor network design
  • Developing data transmission algorithm and application program
  • Build a test bench for wireless sensor network

 

Required skills

  • Student of informatics or electrical engineering.
  • Programming experience (Python, C/C++).