Low-Cost Smart Power Sensors with Condition Monitoring Capabilities

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,596.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-13ER90452
Agency Tracking Number:
87995
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
03h
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000715
Small Business Information
Ingreenium, Llc
1401 White Peak Court, Fort Collins, CO, 80525-8808
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
078452483
Principal Investigator:
Jerry Duggan
Mr.
(970) 226-5862
jerry.duggan@ingreenium.com
Business Contact:
Denise Zimmerle
Ms.
(970) 223-1681
denisezim@ingreenium.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The Department of Energy has identified a need for low-cost, wireless, three-phase, true power sensors for commercial and industrial applications at a target cost of $20 per meter. The proposed work addresses the three largest cost drivers of existing power measurement solutions: (1) hardware cost, (2) communications interfacing cost, both hardware and software, and (3) installation complexity including configuring communications. InGreenium will combine digital signal processing techniques with enterprise software methods in a novel architecture that reduces cost and improves measurement accuracy. The proposed work will demonstrate key algorithms on modular sensor hardware and will then demonstrate that the algorithms can be migrated to an integrated, application-specific platform. InGreeniums solution also provides condition monitoring to enable predictive maintenance of electrical motors and other loads.

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