We propose next-generation smart sensors in power grids that enable ultra-fast detection and prevention of wildfire-triggering events in power grids. The main idea is to introduce a new scheme that detects and isolates the wildfire-triggering broken power line within the timeframe during which it is falling on the ground.
Primary Application Area: Energy, Infrastructure, Resilience
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
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