Sensors for Power Distribution Network


A significant shortcoming to power grid distribution systems is the lack of status. Systems do not know their own state nor the quality of their state. This is understood in times of failure such as power outages. Making power distributions rapidly recoverable after incidents such as natural disasters, is perhaps the most urgent task in on‑going improvement of infrastructure. Present monitoring state of power grids is complete shut down must happen for a control room to be alerted. This results in a delay in repairs, and a decrease in quality due to time constraints.


An electrical grid monitor system (EGMS) is a modern sensor that regularly transmits data from different nodes along a system, and averages the data to create accurate, updated information on a 2D model and graph. Using a system of nodes for specified instruments such as transistors, loads, and switches, the state of a network can be characterized and calculated.


More Accurate, Real Time Data, More Time Efficient, Higher Productivity, Longevity of System


Power Grids Networks

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Stage Of Development


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Seeking investment

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Available for Licensing.

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Patent Information:
Case ID: R8528
For Information, Contact:
Donna Tumminello
Assistant Director
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Michael Gouzman
Serge Luryi
Satya Sharma
Peter Shkolnikov