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Title: Autonomously powered inductively coupled time domain reflectometer sensor device

Abstract

Devices, systems and methods for use of an autonomously powered inductive time domain reflectometer sensor device are provided. A sensor device for a power line can include a first induction coil and a second induction coil coupled to the power line and a control device. The first induction coil can be configured to inject a first signal on a power line by inducing a first current on the power line. The second induction coil can be configured to inject a second signal on the power line by inducing a second current on the power line. The control device can be configured to control the second induction coil to inject the second signal to cancel a portion of the first signal. As a result of the second signal cancelling a portion of the first signal, the first signal can be configured to propagate in a single direction on the power line.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River National Laboratory (formerly SRTC) (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1496872
Patent Number(s):
10,151,788
Application Number:
15/419,411
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC) SRNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-085R22470
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Jan 30
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Folsom, Matthew D., and Burkes, Klaehn W. Autonomously powered inductively coupled time domain reflectometer sensor device. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Folsom, Matthew D., & Burkes, Klaehn W. Autonomously powered inductively coupled time domain reflectometer sensor device. United States.
Folsom, Matthew D., and Burkes, Klaehn W. Tue . "Autonomously powered inductively coupled time domain reflectometer sensor device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1496872.
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title = {Autonomously powered inductively coupled time domain reflectometer sensor device},
author = {Folsom, Matthew D. and Burkes, Klaehn W.},
abstractNote = {Devices, systems and methods for use of an autonomously powered inductive time domain reflectometer sensor device are provided. A sensor device for a power line can include a first induction coil and a second induction coil coupled to the power line and a control device. The first induction coil can be configured to inject a first signal on a power line by inducing a first current on the power line. The second induction coil can be configured to inject a second signal on the power line by inducing a second current on the power line. The control device can be configured to control the second induction coil to inject the second signal to cancel a portion of the first signal. As a result of the second signal cancelling a portion of the first signal, the first signal can be configured to propagate in a single direction on the power line.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
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