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Title: Method for triggering an action

Abstract

A method for triggering an action of at least one downhole device on a downhole network integrated into a downhole tool string synchronized to an event comprises determining latency, sending a latency adjusted signal, and performing the action. The latency is determined between a control device and the at least one downhole device. The latency adjusted signal for triggering an action is sent to the downhole device. The action is performed downhole synchronized to the event. A preferred method for determining latency comprises the steps: a control device sends a first signal to the downhole device; after receiving the signal, the downhole device sends a response signal to the control device; and the control device analyzes the time from sending the signal to receiving the response signal.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
IntelliServ, Inc., Provo, UT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175954
Patent Number(s):
7,123,160
Application Number:
10/710,878
Assignee:
IntelliServ, Inc. (Provo, UT)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-01NT41229
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Hall, David R., Bartholomew, David B., Johnson, Monte L., Moon, Justin, and Koehler, Roger O. Method for triggering an action. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Hall, David R., Bartholomew, David B., Johnson, Monte L., Moon, Justin, & Koehler, Roger O. Method for triggering an action. United States.
Hall, David R., Bartholomew, David B., Johnson, Monte L., Moon, Justin, and Koehler, Roger O. 2006. "Method for triggering an action". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175954.
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abstractNote = {A method for triggering an action of at least one downhole device on a downhole network integrated into a downhole tool string synchronized to an event comprises determining latency, sending a latency adjusted signal, and performing the action. The latency is determined between a control device and the at least one downhole device. The latency adjusted signal for triggering an action is sent to the downhole device. The action is performed downhole synchronized to the event. A preferred method for determining latency comprises the steps: a control device sends a first signal to the downhole device; after receiving the signal, the downhole device sends a response signal to the control device; and the control device analyzes the time from sending the signal to receiving the response signal.},
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