Integrated Power and Impedance Meter

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2013-EROG-66539
Meter data analytics refers to the methods of reading electric energy consumption recorded by meters. A growing trend in this field is the replacement of traditional scalar meters with smart meters with modern capabilities, allowing utility companies to operate more efficiently.

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a device that utilizes the broadband capabilities of a scalar power meter, the phase information of a reflectometer, and compatibility with couplers within the range of 1 MHz to 6 GHz. The measurement of phase information is capable of producing complex impedances of the input signal. This information is then communicated to the user through both an onboard display and web-hosted server, which can be viewed via internet browser.

Advantages:
-Graphical and web-based display of power and impedance measurements
-Integration of measurement devices for easier monitoring of energy consumption

Potential Applications:
-Computer Technology
Aug 27, 2014
Utility Patent
United States
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Aug 27, 2013
Provisional-Patent
United States
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