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Title: Methods, apparatus, and systems for monitoring transmission systems

Abstract

A sensing platform for monitoring a transmission system, and method therefor, may include a sensor that senses one or more conditions relating to a condition of the transmission system and/or the condition of an environment around the transmission system. A control system operatively associated with the sensor produces output data based on an output signal produced by the sensor. A transmitter operatively associated with the control system transmits the output data from the control system.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1264381
Patent Number(s):
9,398,352
Application Number:
14/605,709
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INL
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jan 26
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Polk, Robert E, Svoboda, John M., West, Phillip B., Heath, Gail L., and Scott, Clark L. Methods, apparatus, and systems for monitoring transmission systems. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Polk, Robert E, Svoboda, John M., West, Phillip B., Heath, Gail L., & Scott, Clark L. Methods, apparatus, and systems for monitoring transmission systems. United States.
Polk, Robert E, Svoboda, John M., West, Phillip B., Heath, Gail L., and Scott, Clark L. 2016. "Methods, apparatus, and systems for monitoring transmission systems". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1264381.
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