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Wireless Monitoring System for Hybrid Power Generation System

  • Jin-Seok Oh
  • Soo-Young Bae
  • Ji-Young Lee
  • Jun-Ho Kwak
  • Jae-Min Kim
  • Cameron Johnstone
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 135)

Abstract

The number of Renewable Energy (RE) systems increases due to the low carbon energy policy in most of industrialised countries. In order to ensure the performance of RE sustainable and reduce maintenance costs, remote monitoring systems of RE plant condition and performance are essential. Wireless monitoring systems are easy to install and operate, but requires high cost in general. Radio Frequency technology is relatively cheap, but its transmission range is limited. It is a challenge to establish long range communication between RE plants and the monitoring centre in cost effective way. In this paper, a novel remote condition monitoring system for RE systems is presented, which exploits RF modems in the multi-point link network to make long range communication. The paper illustrates the overview of the proposed system and the results of the field tests implemented with PV+Wind and PV+Wave hybrid power generation systems at land and sea.

Keywords

Renewable Energy Transmission Range Code Division Multiple Access Range Communication Short Route 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jin-Seok Oh
    • 1
  • Soo-Young Bae
    • 1
  • Ji-Young Lee
    • 2
  • Jun-Ho Kwak
    • 1
  • Jae-Min Kim
    • 3
  • Cameron Johnstone
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechatronics EngineeringKorea Maritime UniversityYeongdo-Gu, BusanSouth Korea
  2. 2.Manufacturing Engineering CentreCardiff UniversityUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeUnited Kingdom

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