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Reference Number NPG_NIA_045
Title OHL Collision Avoidance
Status Started
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) 5%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 95%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Northern Powergrid
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 August 2023
End Date 28 February 2025
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £690,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (99.995%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Eastern Power Networks plc (0.001%)
Project Contact , ScottishPower Manweb plc (0.001%)
Project Contact , South Eastern Power Networks plc (0.001%)
Project Contact , SPEN - SP Distribution Plc (0.001%)
Project Contact , UKPN London Power Networks plc (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , UK Power Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NPG_NIA_045
Objectives Three companies, Open Grid Systems, Sheffield Hallam University and Frazer-Nash Consultancy, are collaborating to develop and validate the a system that can alert users or vehicles when proximity to OHL falls below a pre-defined threshold. The system will comprise of a common cloud, portable on-board device and/ or magnetometers and features in smartphones. Relevant trends and observations from historical OHL strike data will also be used to refine alerts. " Development of prototype on-board capable of producing audible and visual alarms. Development and validation of mobile sensing app incorporating data from magnetometers and smart phone sensors. Analysis of historical incidents, identifying any common root causes of OHL contact incidents and development of a stakeholder and communications strategy." " Design, implementation, and validation of mobile sensing application that uses data from magnetometers and other inbuilt smart phone sensors Development of on-board embedded system; including field measurements and validation Design and implementation of interoperable APIs to facilitate integration with backend system Analysis of historical incidents, identifying any common root causes of OHL contact incidents. Stakeholder and communications strategy to help reduce number of contacts."
Abstract This project aims to develop a solution that enables the GPS location of overhead lines to be loaded in the navigation systems of agricultural vehicles to alert drivers to the presence of overhead lines and prevent OHL strikes.
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Added to Database 18/10/23