Design of a Wireless Sensor Module for Monitoring Conductor Galloping of Transmission Lines
AbstractConductor galloping may cause flashovers and even tower collapses. The available conductor galloping monitoring methods often employ acceleration sensors to measure the conductor translations without considering the conductor twist. In this paper, a new sensor for monitoring conductor galloping of transmission lines based on an inertial measurement unit and wireless communication is proposed. An inertial measurement unit is used for collecting the accelerations and angular rates of a conductor, which are further transformed into the corresponding geographic coordinate frame using a quaternion transformation to reconstruct the galloping of the conductor. Both the hardware design and the software design are described in details. The corresponding test platforms are established, and the experiments show the feasibility and accuracy of the proposed monitoring sensor. The field operation of the proposed sensor in a conductor spanning 734 m also shows its effectiveness. View Full-Text
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Huang, X.; Zhao, L.; Chen, G. Design of a Wireless Sensor Module for Monitoring Conductor Galloping of Transmission Lines. Sensors 2016, 16, 1657.
Huang X, Zhao L, Chen G. Design of a Wireless Sensor Module for Monitoring Conductor Galloping of Transmission Lines. Sensors. 2016; 16(10):1657.Chicago/Turabian Style
Huang, Xinbo; Zhao, Long; Chen, Guimin. 2016. "Design of a Wireless Sensor Module for Monitoring Conductor Galloping of Transmission Lines." Sensors 16, no. 10: 1657.
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