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Title: Remote monitoring system

Abstract

A remote monitoring system for monitoring parameters of an underground asset, such as an electric cable system, a pipeline serving as a conduit for water, gas, oil, sewage, or the like. Parameter detectors, such as sensors that measure temperature, voltage, current, moisture, etc., are distributed along the asset to provide electrical signals that represent respective monitored parameters of the asset. An underground hub disposed in an underground vault, or manhole, through which the asset passes is coupled to the parameter detectors to acquire the signals provided by the parameter detectors. The hub includes a controller to provide data derived from the acquired signals, the data being transmitted to a remote central location by a transceiver, or modem, via LP-WAN communication. Signals from the transceiver are transmitted directly from underground.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Underground Systems, Inc., Bethel, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1637770
Patent Number(s):
10607475
Application Number:
16/360,256
Assignee:
Underground Systems, Inc. (Bethel, CT)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G08 - SIGNALLING G08B - SIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04W - WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0004280
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/21/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Smith, Robert F., Wills, IV, Charles J., Breese, Duncan C., and Alex, Paul A. Remote monitoring system. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Smith, Robert F., Wills, IV, Charles J., Breese, Duncan C., & Alex, Paul A. Remote monitoring system. United States.
Smith, Robert F., Wills, IV, Charles J., Breese, Duncan C., and Alex, Paul A. Tue . "Remote monitoring system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1637770.
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abstractNote = {A remote monitoring system for monitoring parameters of an underground asset, such as an electric cable system, a pipeline serving as a conduit for water, gas, oil, sewage, or the like. Parameter detectors, such as sensors that measure temperature, voltage, current, moisture, etc., are distributed along the asset to provide electrical signals that represent respective monitored parameters of the asset. An underground hub disposed in an underground vault, or manhole, through which the asset passes is coupled to the parameter detectors to acquire the signals provided by the parameter detectors. The hub includes a controller to provide data derived from the acquired signals, the data being transmitted to a remote central location by a transceiver, or modem, via LP-WAN communication. Signals from the transceiver are transmitted directly from underground.},
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