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Reference Number InnUK/102210/01
Title Low-Cost Distributed Multi-Parameter Sensing for Energy Networks
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Synaptec Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 April 2015
End Date 31 March 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £112,288
Industrial Sectors
Region Scotland
Programme Competition Call: 1405_CRD_ENE_GEN_ENCATESR1 - Not Available. Activity Energy Catalyst Rnd 1 Early Stage
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Synaptec Limited (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.000%)
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Abstract This project will assess the feasibility of deploying novel distributed photonic sensing technology in the power industry. The technology has been developed and patented by the University of Strathclyde, which has spun out Synaptec Ltd to commercialise the IP. The technology can uniquely provide measurements of both electrical and environmental parameters from a high number of widely-distributed locations on a power system. By coupling into existing optical fibre on power networks, it will allow network operators to leverage existing infrastructure to meet both present and future instrumentation demands in a manner that is highly cost-effective, secure, and rapid enough to underpin network protection, monitoring and control functions. This 12-month project will allow Synaptec to liaise with UK network operators and their approved vendors to define, construct, and characterise proof of concept systems for use on power networks with reference to relevant IEC industry standards. The project will design and simulate sensors to meet specific standards and accuracy classes and will therefore provide specifications for full-scale R&D to be pursued through a Mid-Stage award.This project will assess the feasibility of deploying novel distributed photonic sensing technology in the power industry. The technology has been developed and patented by the University of Strathclyde, which has spun out Synaptec Ltd to commercialise the IP. The technology can uniquely provide measurements of both electrical and environmental parameters from a high number of widely-distributed locations on a power system. By coupling into existing optical fibre on power networks, it will allow network operators to leverage existing infrastructure to meet both present and future instrumentation demands in a manner that is highly cost-effective, secure, and rapid enough to underpin network protection, monitoring and control functions. This 12-month project will allow Synaptec to liaise with UK network operators and their approved vendors to define, construct, and characterise proof of concept systems for use on power networks with reference to relevant IEC industry standards. The project will design and simulate sensors to meet specific standards and accuracy classes and will therefore provide specifications for full-scale R&D to be pursued through a Mid-Stage award.
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