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Title: Remote Power Systems for Sensors on the Northern Border

Abstract

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) [1] to field sensors that accurately track different types of transportation across the northern border of the U.S.. To do this, the sensors require remote power so that they can be placed in the most advantageous geographical locations, often where no grid power is available. This enables the sensors to detect and track aircraft/vehicles despite natural features (e.g., mountains, ridges, valleys, trees) that often prevent standard methods (e.g., monostatic radar or visual observers) from detecting them. Without grid power, portable power systems were used to provide between 80 and 300 W continuously, even in bitter cold and when buried under feet of snow/ice. NREL provides details about the design, installation, and lessons learned from long-term deployment of a second-generation of novel power systems that used adjustable-angle photovoltaics (PV), lithium ion batteries, and fuel cells that provide power to achieve 100% up-time.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
OSTI Identifier:
1374125
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5K00-68064
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), 25-26 April 2017, Waltham, Massachusetts
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; remote portable power supply; photovoltaics; lithium battery; fuel cells

Citation Formats

Simpson, Lin J, and Kandt, Alicen J. Remote Power Systems for Sensors on the Northern Border. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1109/THS.2017.7943469.
Simpson, Lin J, & Kandt, Alicen J. Remote Power Systems for Sensors on the Northern Border. United States. doi:10.1109/THS.2017.7943469.
Simpson, Lin J, and Kandt, Alicen J. Thu . "Remote Power Systems for Sensors on the Northern Border". United States. doi:10.1109/THS.2017.7943469.
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title = {Remote Power Systems for Sensors on the Northern Border},
author = {Simpson, Lin J and Kandt, Alicen J},
abstractNote = {The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) [1] to field sensors that accurately track different types of transportation across the northern border of the U.S.. To do this, the sensors require remote power so that they can be placed in the most advantageous geographical locations, often where no grid power is available. This enables the sensors to detect and track aircraft/vehicles despite natural features (e.g., mountains, ridges, valleys, trees) that often prevent standard methods (e.g., monostatic radar or visual observers) from detecting them. Without grid power, portable power systems were used to provide between 80 and 300 W continuously, even in bitter cold and when buried under feet of snow/ice. NREL provides details about the design, installation, and lessons learned from long-term deployment of a second-generation of novel power systems that used adjustable-angle photovoltaics (PV), lithium ion batteries, and fuel cells that provide power to achieve 100% up-time.},
doi = {10.1109/THS.2017.7943469},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jun 08 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Jun 08 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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